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ESC Cookies Policy

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What are Cookies?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. Cookies can also help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly.

What to do if you don’t want any cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see content that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that Website.

How can I control cookies?

If you don’t want to receive any cookies, you can modify your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. The ESC also offers you the possibility to opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button below.


Types of cookies

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). When you use our website, services, applications, messaging and tools, the ESC or authorised service providers may collect information to operate and improve your experience on our websites.

Below is a detailed list of cookies we use on our Websites. We classify cookies according to the following categories

  • Strictly necessary Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Analytics Cookies
  • Targeting Cookies

Privacy and Data Security

We invite you to consult our Privacy and Data Security Policy to know exactly what data we collect, what we use it for.