What are Cookies?
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- To operate our websites efficiently with a high level of functionality
- To measure the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives
- To learn about customer preferences so that we can present customers with web content and advertising that is relevant to them
- To measure the number of advertising referrals we have received to our websites from other websites
- To produce data on web traffic and customer web activity through our website
Third Party cookies
Third party cookies that our partners set on our websites will support the customisation of advertisements viewed elsewhere on the internet and are required to meet contractual obligations they have with us.
How can I prevent cookies from being stored?
If you wish, you can set up your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc) to prevent cookies from being stored when you visit a website. Depending on the browser you are using, you can choose just to prevent specific websites from setting cookies (e.g. generateuk.co.uk), or alternatively prevent all websites from storing cookies. You may also be able to control the types of cookies that can be stored, and delete any existing cookies that have been stored already. Please be aware that if you choose to do this, some functionality on this website and on the blog may not work as expected.
Below are some links to pages containing information about how to manage cookies using your web browser:
In addition, if you wish to opt out of statistics being collected by Google Analytics, you can download a plugin provided by Google.
Further Sources of Information
If you would like further information about cookies, please see the sources of information below:
- All About Cookies
- Information Commissioner’s Office Cookie Advice
- International Chamber of Commerce Cookie Guide
- Wikipedia Article About Cookies