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As is the case with other websites, we may obtain information about your general internet usage through the use of cookies. A cookie is a small piece of data placed on your hard drive in order to assist us in providing customised services. Cookies cannot pass on computer viruses, retrieve other data from your computer’s hard drive or capture your email address.  Cookies can be used to save users time on the site, by securely storing a user’s ID and password, personalise web pages and identify visited parts of a site and keep track of user’s selections. We use cookies to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, to speed up your searches and to collect information about your browsing habits and tailor our advertising in a manner relevant to our users. The data may then be used to track the user’s sites, via third-party vendors such as Google and may show adverts by Brookson Limited on those internet sites.

The user has the option to opt-out and manage the cookies by altering the “help” settings on their browser. However, if a user disables the cookie, this can impair the functionality of the site being visited.

Functional Cookies – The cookies listed below cannot be disabled, as each of them is needed for the functionality of the Brookson website. 

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ASP.Net Sessions

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ASP.NET sessions store information within a cookie for the functionality of the website. Sessions are deleted when the browser is closed. This cookie does not share any information with a third party.

At the end of the session

Third Party Cookies – Each of the third party cookies that are used on the website can be disabled, more information on this can be found on their websites. 

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Cookie Information

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Google Analytics

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Google Analytics use cookies to track user activity, which is used to generate reports within the Analytics interface for Brookson. To opt-out  please see http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html


730 days
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Brightcove

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AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie

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This cookie is used to embed and play the videos on Brookson. For more information please see

http://www.brightcove.com/en/privacy

 

All cookies expiry when session has ended

Stat Counter

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This cookie is used to determine if the user is a returning user or a unique user on the website. For more information please see http://statcounter.com/about/cookies/

 

5 years

Live Chat

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HumanClickKEY

HumanClickActive

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HumanClickCHATKEY

These cookies are used to embed a live chat within a pop up on the Brookson website. For more information please see http://www.liveperson.com/policies/privacy

 

1 year

End of session

1 day

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Many browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you are using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari you should be able to configure your browser to restrict or block cookies, or you may wish to delete them, by going to your browsers settings. Below are short instructions for how to do this in the four most popular browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click the 'Tools' icon in the top right hand corner and select 'Internet options'. In the pop up window select the 'Privacy' tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.

Google Chrome
Click the spanner in the top right hand corner and select 'Settings'. From here select 'Under the hood' and change the settings under 'Privacy'.

Mozilla Firefox
From the drop down menu in the top left hand corner select 'Options'. In the pop up window select the 'Privacy' tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.

Safari
From the settings drop down menu in the top right hand corner select 'Preferences'. Select the 'Security' tab and from here you can adjust your cookie settings.