what information do we collect on our website?
what are cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
You can find out more about deleting or controlling cookies by visiting www.aboutcookies.org.
who sets the cookies?
The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access this website are set by Para-Sols and our suppliers who partner with us to help deliver a high quality website and online experience.
how do you disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies however doing so will mean loss of certain functionality on this website. How to disable cookies from your device will depend on the browser you use, here’s how to do it on the most popular Windows PC browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Choose the menu “Tools” then “Internet Options”
- Click on the “Privacy” tab
- Select the appropriate setting
- Choose the menu “Tools” then “Options”
- Click on the icon “Privacy”
- Find the menu “Cookie” and select the relevant options
Opera 6.0 and above:
- Choose the menu “Files” then “Preferences”
- Click Privacy and select one of the available options.
To disable Cookies in any other browser or on an Apple Macintosh device further information can be found here http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=1.
what happens if i disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.
what sorts of cookies does the grad scheme use?
Session cookies are anonymous temporary cookies used to enhance your online experience; they do not store any personal information and are not used for tracking or any other purpose. Session cookies automatically expire 20 minutes after your visit has ended and are deleted from your device.
If you are a registered site user, session cookies enable us to link your visit to our database in order to allow access to the registered user content areas and retrieve previously saved information. This cookie is essential to the website’s functionality.
This website uses a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.(‘Google’). Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site; they do not contain any personal information.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site and user experience. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
For more information regarding Google Analytics and your data privacy please visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
It is possible to opt out of Google Analytics tracking on all websites you visit by installing an add-on to your browser. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera. The add-on can be downloaded here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.