Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies can be deleted or disabled at any time by using the privacy settings in your browser. However, if you disable cookies completely this may mean that you will not be able to use some of the services offered by our websites. Below is an overview of the types of cookies we use on our websites. For more information about cookies, go to http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Session cookies and persistent cookies
Most of the cookies we use are session cookies.
Session cookies are stored only for as long as you stay on a site. When you leave, the cookie is removed from your computer. This type of cookie is usually placed as soon as you arrive on the site and is used to identify you uniquely as you navigate so that we can ensure that any choices you make are correctly applied to you.
A session cookie from the BJUI is randomly generated and looks like this:
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer and stay there when you leave a site. We use them to remember, for example, your login details for the site if you click ‘Remember me’, or any personalisation settings you make such as My Profile, or My Account. You can delete or disable this type of cookie at any time by adjusting the privacy settings on your browser.
First-party cookies and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are those placed on your computer by the sites you visit. This type of cookie is set by BJUI and used for security services such as login, and additional functional services such as personal settings.
Third-party cookies are those placed by other websites or organisations when you visit a site. For example, if you visit website A, organisations B and C who provide services for website A and its users may place a cookie on your computer. This type of cookie is most commonly used for tracking and analysis – for example, to provide data back to the operator of website A about which pages are visited most frequently. As you navigate the BJUI website you may receive third-party cookies such as those described below.
Analytics cookies are set by companies who give us specialised tracking data so that we can improve the way our websites work, and count the number of visitors or gauge the popularity of a particular feature. These cookies do not collect personal information; they allocate a number to identify each individual user and the user’s navigation route through the site is recorded against that number. These analytics cookies expire at the end of any session.
See the following for more information:
Some social networking and sharing sites such as AddThis may place cookies or web beacons on our sites to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to our sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. To learn more about this sort of advertising practice visit:
We may also use a third party service to facilitate delivery of video to your browser; to support you in making comments or participating in discussions; or to help us make recommendations to you as you browse one of our sites. These third parties may have their own opt-out and privacy policies.
We use Google technologies to serve advertisements and to track and report on advertising response rates. No personal information is collected or reported. Information and opt-out tools can be found at:
We allow additional third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) when you visit our website. These companies may be placing and reading cookies in the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk or using web beacons or other technologies to collect information in the course of ads being served on this website. These companies may use such anonymous information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. There are a number of resources which provide more information about how these services operate and how to opt out.
To change your browser’s cookie and privacy settings
Your browser will enable you to customize your cookie settings. Typically, you will find the controls under the browser’s ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu. The exact level of customization will depend on your browser; refer to your browser’s help or to http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed instructions.
Changing your cookie settings may affect functionality of the site and your ability to use some of its features.