What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet.
Why are cookies essential to CIWM's websites?
Cookies are used to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. Cookies allow web applications to respond to your interests and needs by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Without cookies enabled we can't guarantee that the website and your experience of it are as we intended it to be.
We use traffic log cookies to track visitor use of individual website pages, to compile statistical reports on website activity and to improve our website by tailoring it to customer needs.
Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and they cannot be used to identify an individual user.
The cookies used on our site are as follows:
Cookies are kept to a minimum and do not include any information that could be abused.
Essential site cookies
This cookie is essential for the website facilities and is set upon your arrival to the website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Session ID explanation
This cookie is essential for the website facilities and is set upon login to the website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Google Analytics Privacy
Site specific cookie
This cookie is set when you log in to the site and is removed from your machine 10 days after visiting the site.
Text size cookies
This is used to store your text size choice when changing the text size on the screen using the web site facility to do this. This cookie is deleted after 1 year on your machine.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you could visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You’ll also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.
Cookies in emails
Web beacons: tiny, invisible images placed in emails to tell us whether you’ve opened them (and if so how often), how you interacted with them (for example the time you spent reading the email), which email software and web browser you used, which device you used and your IP address. We also use web beacons to help us display emails in the best format for your device.
Link tracking: our emails contain a number of hyperlinks, each of which has a unique tag. When you click on one of these links the mailing company logs the click so that we can understand who has clicked through from an email to our website. We use this information to tailor future messages to you.
Making choices about cookies
If you don't want to accept cookies from our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict or reject cookies. These settings will apply to all cookies on websites and emails.
In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please check your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.