EU Cookie Law

As of 26th May 2012, all UK websites (and non-EU websites that target the EU) have to comply with the new EU E-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC. Cookies are only a small part of this directive, and whilst website owners and developers are still allowed to use cookies on their websites, it must be made clear to visitors to any such site that cookies are being used.

A message or warning must be displayed so that the visitor is aware of them.

On the home page of this website I have displayed a message to warn you that this website makes use of cookies and that one has already been set. By displaying this message I hope that I am providing you with the information you require about the use of cookies, and presenting you with the option to consent to their use. This message will be displayed until such time that you agree to this site using cookies by clicking on the green acceptance button.

So... What exactly is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier, sent to the browser of your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") from a website's computer. It is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. To protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits them to track online traffic flows.

On the Core Solutionz website, cookies record information about your online preferences so I can tailor the site to your requests. You can set your device's preferences to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is issued, or not receive cookies at all. Selecting the last option means you will not receive certain personalised features, which may result in you being unable to take full advantage of all the website's features. Each browser is different, so please check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

During the course of any visit to this website, every page you see, along with a cookie, is downloaded to your device. Many websites do this because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether your device (and probably you) has visited the website before. On a repeat visit this is done by the website's computer checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

How are cookies used?

The cookies used on this site do not store personal information. Core Solutionz stores 4 cookies:

  1. your language preference for the site (English)

  2. your font size preference

  3. a session (temporary) cookie to track usage of this site – this does not store any personal information and does not tell me who you are.

  4. if you have accepted the use of cookies on this site then you will not be asked to give permission to allow their use again (unless of course you delete this cookie).

Third party cookies on Core Solutionz pages

Please note that during your visits to this website you may notice some cookies which are unrelated to us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. I do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

How to delete or control cookies

This site will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies set by this or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The "Help" function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this for a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to clear cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone's browser, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding. I hope this information answers any privacy concerns you may have and that you enjoy exploring this website.


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