A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to:
- Enable you to make an online application for an account and if you are granted an account then as part of the administration of it and other customer services.
- Identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
- Provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information it holds about you, other than the information and data you volunteer and choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, declining cookies will mean that important features of this website may or will not work. This is described in the following section of this statement.
Cookies are a key component of the online application functionality. If you disable them then any information you provide to use will be lost in the event that you need to exit the application and return to it later. It may also likely result in the online application process not operating correctly or you being prevented from making and completing an application. In addition, disabling cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of other functions of the website.
We recommend that you do not disable cookies if you intend the make an online application.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.