This policy gives you information on how cookies and other tracking technologies work and why we use them. This policy also explains how you can accept, manage and disable cookies.
To make this policy easier to read, we refer to all of these technologies using the expression “cookies”. When we refer to a “device” we mean your computer, smartphone, tablet, or whatever you use to visit our website.
Some cookies work by collecting and storing some form of your personal data. For information on how we collect and use your personal data in EBS please see our Data Protection Notice by clicking here.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device or accessed from your device when you visit our website. Cookies may be set by us, by your browser and / or by a third party whose cookies we deploy on our website.
You might be familiar with browser cookies, but there are other types of tracking technologies used on our website. These include local storage objects (LSOs), flash cookies, tags, web forms, web beacons, pixels, software development kits (SDKs) ‘like’ buttons and social sharing tools.
Some cookies are set by us (“first party cookies"), other cookies are set by third parties whose services we use or partner with to run content on the page you are viewing ("third party cookies").
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. These are known as session cookies. Other cookies stay on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your browser. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor. This website uses both session and persistent cookies.
To achieve this, we use different categories of cookies. The tables below explain these categories and related cookies under the following headings;
We also set some targeting cookies to personalise the content we show you, send you marketing communications and measure and improve our performance. You can choose to disable these cookies, but this may impact your experience and the services we are able to offer.
Examples of the types of personal data we receive through the cookies we use are listed below. This includes information we access directly from your device without storing or accessing a file:
We may disclose your cookie-related personal information to third parties or permit them to access that information in connection with the purposes mentioned above. Examples of these third parties can be categorised as follows:
Some cookies enable us to make essential features of our website work correctly and these cookies cannot be turned off. Other, non-essential cookies are very useful to us or to you, but as these cookies are not essential to the working of our website we require your consent before we place them on or access them from your device. Our default setting is to have these non-essential cookies turned off unless you choose to allow them.
If you want to accept, manage or disable the cookies on our website, you can do this at any time by clicking the shield icon in the left hand corner of every page. If you do not change your preference, your current preference, will continue to apply.
A cookie will record your choices and will ask for consent again when the cookie consent expires, which is 6 months from the date you last provided it to us. If you disable any of the non-essential-cookies or associated personal information, then the corresponding functionality or features of this Website may not work properly, or at all. Your use of the core functions and features of this Website will not be affected.
You may also need to clear cookies set on our website from previous web browsing sessions. You can do this in your browser settings however this will clear all cookies including the essential cookies. Here are instructions on how to do this on major browsers:
If you delete cookies relating to this website you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the website.