What are they?
In short a cookie is a small text file placed on your computer, tablet or phone or other device when you access the internet.
Why we use them
Session cookies are the temporary cookies which only exist when you're in a session on our website. These delete once the browser is closed. These are in place to help retain information and choice from the previous page. E.g when filling in multiple page forms, these cookies retain the information as you progress. Persistent cookies remain on your devise after your visit to our portals. When you login, we may have a remember me, or keep me logged in action tick box. This identifies you as a unique visitor but doesn't contain information that could reveal your identity.
Google Translate – You may have seen this google product before. This allows the content of a website to be translated into any language for the user. This system is often automatically presented by your browser. If you engage with this tool, it may place a cookie on your device to offer the future translation services to you.
If you have any concerns about the cookies our websites maybe using you have the right to disable these.
Most browsers offer you self-management of the cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the 'Settings', 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your browser.We suggest that google chrome is the best operating browser for our websites and the following links are to assist you in managing these cookies.
Please note that any listed sites are not in the control of Environmental Protection UK, so we are not responsible for their content or operation.
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