What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does EssentialSkillz use?
Generally, our cookies perform three different functions:
- Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify registered account holders and ensure they can access their account. If a you opt to disable these cookies, you may not be able to access all of the content that your account entitles you to.
- Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise.
- Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in.
Can a website user block cookies?
Cookies can help you to get the most out of our websites and we use them to improve our services and website performance. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions below.
To enable or disable cookies:
Mozilla Firefox: Tools, Options, Privacy
Microsoft Internet Explorer: Tools, Options, Privacy
Google Chrome: Settings, Privacy, Content Settings
Opera: Settings, Quick Preferences
Safari: Preferences, Security
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.