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WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier as well as the site name.Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (“first party cookies”) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (“third party cookies”).

HOW ARE COOKIES USED?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, including letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to “remember” you, either for the duration of your visit (using a “session cookie”) or for repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are visiting the website for the first time every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page the website won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in. Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based, for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

EMBEDDED CONTENT

To support our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WeChat. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. EduCav does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information:

YouTube
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
WeChat
LinkedIn

SHARING TOOLS

You will also see embedded “share” buttons on the EduCav web pages; these enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. EduCav does not control the dissemination of these cookies. Examples currently on our website include:

Twitter
Facebook

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T WANT COOKIES TO BE SET?

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. To do this, please follow the instructions below which outline “how to turn off cookies on your browser”. There are also instructions in each category of cookies above which give information on how to opt out of some individually, for example Google Analytics.

HOW TO TURN OFF COOKIES ON YOUR WEB BROWSER FOR ALL
WEBSITES?

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types and instructions on how to turn off cookies for ALL sites, not just EduCav are available on the aboutcookies.org website. We recommend that if you do find the use of cookies intrusive that you follow the instructions on this website and turn them off for all websites, not just for EduCav .

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
COOKIES:

INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE Useful information about cookies can be found at aboutcookies.org.

INTERNET ADVERTISING BUREAU

A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet Advertising Industry.

INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UNITED KINGDOM

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section.

Data Protection and GDPR

What is GDPR?

On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 came into force. The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and is intended to unify the policies and strengthen the safety and security of all data held within an organization. This legislation replaced the Data Protection Act (DPA) and is considered the most significant data protection legislation of the last 20 years. There is a plethora of information about the new legislation available online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provides a good starting point with its Overview of GDPR.

How we comply with GDPR

  • Cloud Hosted – We are fully hosted in the cloud on servers based within the EEA.
  • Data Managed in EEA – We store, process and manage all personal data within the
    EEA.
  • No Third Parties – We do not share any personal data with third parties.
    Permission-based Access – Clients have full control over which users have access
    to which data.
  • Permanent deletion of data – All users can make subject access and/or right to be
    forgotten requests by contacting info@ educavgroup.com