What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. When you return to websites – or visit other websites that use the same cookies – they recognise these cookies allowing the website to recognise your device. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, although disabling them may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.
The type of cookies used on most websites can generally be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories. They are: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality and Targeting, which are explained as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies - These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for - no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.
Performance cookies - These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.
Functionality cookies - These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to improve your experience and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without them, we can’t learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.
Targeting or advertising Cookies - These cookies are used to tailor marketing to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Although these cookies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are. Without these cookies, the online advertisements that appear will be less relevant to you and your interests.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics - one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web - for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, so that we can continue to produce engaging content. It’s also important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually get in touch after visiting the site, and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This also means that we can accurately make business predictions that ensure our customers receive the services and solutions they want most, at the best possible price.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with us via your social media network in various ways. For these to work, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
If you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from Endon you simply need to adjust the settings on your browser (the Help section of your browser or your mobile phone’s handset manual should tell you how to change your cookie preferences if you require assistance). You can then browse the site as normal however, please be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the websites essential features, so it is recommended that you leave cookies turned on if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
Do not track (DNT) is a feature offered by some browsers, with some newer browsers offering it as default. If you enable it, it sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing isn’t tracked, for example by third party ad or social networks, or analytic companies.
If you aren’t sure whether you need to disable cookies or not, it’s usually safer to leave them enabled in case they are needed to interact with one of the features you use on our site. If you still need more information then you can contact us via our customer support number: 0333 00 333 08 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, www.youronlinechoices.eu or the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.