WHAT IS A COOKIE
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to collect and to us standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website, to deliver a webpage tailored to a particular user’s preferences and to compile statistical reports on website activity. These cookies may be “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser deletes them). Some of the cookies we use are directly associated with your account (relating to things like the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not.
Acceptance of Cookies: When you first access our site, you will receive a message advising you that cookies are in use. This message may also appear in the event that we change any cookies in use that have a bearing on this policy. By clicking to accept, closing the message or continuing to browse the site, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these cookies, as further described in this policy. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings including the ability to refuse or restrict cookies. You may also delete cookies after they have been placed on your device. However if you do not accept, restrict or delete cookies at any time, this may affect the functionality of the site and it may take more time to work. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies that We Use
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website for it to work properly. They include, for example, cookies that stop unauthorised posting of content and further cookies that enable you to make use of services provided through the site. These expire at the end of the session when a user exits browser.
Analytical or performance cookies: These analytical cookies are used to recognise different new and returning visitors and count the number of visitors to the site and to see how visitors use our site and move around it when they are using it. The performance cookies also measure the performance of the site and its various pages. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, the pages they have visited on the site and where visitors have come to the site from, and the performance of pages. This allows us to make improvements to the site by understanding how people use it and the user experience. They do not track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies include Google Analytics, Visual Website Optimiser and HotJar cookies. Certain of these cookies do remain on your browser after the end of a session for varying periods of between 24 hours and 2 years. The site has a toolbar to enable you to share our site on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. We use a cookie that aggregates data about what pages are shared, when and how often. This is used to help us better understand our visitors and to make improvements to the site.
Functionality or customisation cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. They also collect information about how users access and move through the site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Certain of these cookies do remain on your browser after the end of a session for varying periods of between 24 hours and 2 years.
Third party cookies: targeted advertising and social networking: The AddThis sharing platform and other third parties (for example, advertising networks, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and social media and other website providers such as Facebook, youtube, Google and Bing that you may use to share links from the site or otherwise interact with the site (for example, via widgets such as the ‘like’ button or by viewing an embedded video) may place cookies on your computer to enable integration of social media functions, for analytical or performance tracking and for targeted advertising purposes (by using information about your visits to our site and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in). JCB does not have any control over these cookies. You should read their respective privacy policies carefully to find out what happens to any data that these services collect.<