Cookie Policy

There are three different types of cookies present on our website.

1. Functional Cookies

Our website content management system (Expression Engine) makes use of functional cookies which are essential to store your cookie preferences and also to allow you to use various forms within the site.

No individual can be identified by the data which is collected. These cookies are set automatically for visitors to our main site unless you have disabled cookies in your browser. 

The functional cookies used are as follows:

Cookie Name

Cookie Duration

Description

exp_cookies_allowed

1 year

Holds a 'yes' or 'no' value depending on whether you have consented to allowing the use of cookies on our site.

exp_last_activity

1 year

Contains the date of your last activity on the site.

exp_last_visit

1 year

This is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the site.

exp_tracker

Session (until the browser is closed)

Keeps track of the last 5 pages you visited on the site and allows us to redirect you to the page you were on before sending us an email through a contact form.

The cookies “exp_last_activity” and “exp_last_visit” also allow us to optionally show you which content has been updated since your last visit.

The privacy policy of Expression Engine can be viewed here

2. Website Reporting Cookies

This website uses software called Google Analytics to provide us with statistical information to improve our website’s content and functionality by reporting, for example, which are the most popular pages and / or which search terms were entered to reach the site.

No individual can be identified by the data which is collected. These cookies are set automatically unless you have disabled cookies in your browser.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

Cookie Name

Cookie Duration

Description

__utma

2 years

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

__utmb

30 minutes

Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor first visits the site.

__utmc

Session (until the browser is closed)

Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site.

__utmz

6 months

Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link was clicked on, what keyword they used, and where in the world they are when they accessed the website.

Details of Google’s privacy policy can be found here 

3. Social Plugins

Our site also includes so-called “social plugins” to connect with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Linked In so that, for example, you can conveniently “like” an article or follow BECBC on other platforms.

Social plugins do allow personal data to be collected which can be identified with an individual. These cookies are set by the relevant social networking site, but will not be set unless you consent to accept them.  For further information, please visit the privacy policies of the relevant organisation. 

The privacy policies of the relevant sites can be found here:

Linked In 
Twitter

In order to avoid your personal data being collected here on or other sites, we recommend you sign out of all social networking sites. To find out more about cookies and / or disabling cookies in your browser, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

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