Last updated 28 March 2022.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise the device you are using and provide you with a better website experience. This means that, when you visit this website in future, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences which can save you time and provide you with a more personalised visit (because the cookie extracts this information about you).
Cookies also do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer or mobile device you are using via a randomly generated identifying tag. Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.
We use the following types of cookies:
2.1 Essential cookies
These are cookies that are required for our website to operate. Without these cookies we would be unable to provide you with services such as accessing secure areas of the website or logging into the Plan3 product.
2.2 Functionality cookies
These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences
2.3 Analytical/performance cookies
These cookies allow us to better understand how you use our website. This information helps us improve our website so we can offer you the best possible user experience. These cookies are not tied to any personal information about you. Information these cookies collect include, for example, the web browsers and operating systems used and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors use our website when they are visiting it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
2.4 Targeting and advertising cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
3. How can you manage cookies?
3.1 Removing cookies from your device
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited. Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
3.2 Blocking cookies
You can block or change cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including Essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.