- What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
- How and why does BPL use them?
To enable this, some cookies are applied when you enter the website. BPL keeps all the information collected from cookies in a format that means we cannot identify individuals. BPL cookies located on your computer do not retain your name or your IP address.
- Storage and sharing of cookies
We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example, your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. The cookies simply enable us to see behaviour on the website to help us improve your experience. The BPL does not share this data with third parties.
If you share online BPL content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
- What type of cookies does BPL use?
The following types of cookies are used on the BPL website:
Necessary cookies These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the website. Without these, the website won’t work properly, so we are not asking you for your specific consent for these cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required.
Session cookies Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the website that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.
Persistent cookies These are cookies which are set up to improve the functionality of the website.
- How can I change my cookie settings?
Please ensure that your computer setting reflects whether you are happy to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply set it to refuse them, although you may not have access to all the features of the website if you do so. Your browser’s help section will advise how you can do this.
Remember that if you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
For more information on the new legislation regarding cookies, see the Information Commissioners Office’s website.