Our Cookies Policy


Whenever you use our website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and similar technologies. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies on your system to help improve your browsing experience on our website.

What are ‘Cookies’?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences. Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used by websites. A cookie typically contains:

  • The name of the server the cookie was sent from
  • The lifetime of the cookie
  • A unique identifier (usually a number)

Cookies may be categorised on the basis of their life span:

1. Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out;

2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date.


1. ‘Strictly necessary’ Cookies

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website (such as remembering previous text you have entered in a registration form) when navigating back to a page in the same session. Without these cookies certain functions could not be performed. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

2. Functional or Performance Cookies

These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised which means we cannot identify you personally. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

3. Analytics Cookies

In order to keep our digital content and services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them.

Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited My Rights before, what you have previously clicked on, and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our websites. It also helps us to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.

Web analytics data and cookies cannot be used to identify you as they never contain personal information such as your name or email address. However, if you have registered or signed in to My Rights we may combine information from your registration with the data we get from the web analytics service and its cookies (or similar technologies) to analyse how you and other people use our website and, where you have opted in to receive such communications, to send you email and other communications that might be of interest to you. The combined information may include information that is collected by the web analytics services while you are signed in, and information that was collected using cookies and similar technologies before you registered or signed in. Where the combined information can be used to identify you, we use it only in accordance with our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Controlling or deleting cookies

You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. The links below take you to the ‘Help’ sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.

Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/ (opens in a new window)

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies (opens in a new window)

Google Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647 (opens in a new window)

http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/ (opens in a new window)

https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/em-ww/cookies (opens in a new window)

Safari iOS
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265 (opens in a new window)

http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2392971?hl=en-GB (opens in a new window)

http://uk.blackberry.com/legal/privacy-policy.html#types-info-d (opens in a new window)

Windows Phone
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx (opens in a new window)

Thanks for taking the time to read this policy.