Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit, including ours and they contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies don’t identify individual users and are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide analytical information to the owners of the site which is used to improve user experience. Cookies do not store any personal information about you, your computer, your visit, or your browsing history. After the time indicated below, the cookies’ validity is destroyed and the browser instructed to remove the cookie from your computer.
Most cookies fall within the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow a website owner/operator to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables content to be personalised for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. For example, we would use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire.
Cookies used by Google Analytics:
Linc uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics helps us to understand the trends in popularity of our website, such as the location of which visits are coming from or which pages are visited more than others.
Google Analytics uses only first party cookies and collects no personally identifiable information. With the general data that we might collect, we are able to maintain, improve and develop the content of our website to ensure it is as helpful as possible.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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