What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables UKITB features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to UKITB and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on UKITB and help us serve relevant ads to you.
When does UKITB place cookies?
What types of cookies does UKITB use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognise you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to UKITB or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by UKITB when you return our site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit UKITB, remember your preferences, and give you a personalised experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with UKITB faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the UKITB sites, and bring customised features to you through UKITB plugins such as our “Share” button.
|Categories of Use||Description|
|Authentication||If you’re signed in to UKITB, cookies help us show you the right information and personalise your experience.|
|Preferences, features and services||Cookies can tell us what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on UKITB more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customised content|
What is Do Not Track (DNT)?
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, UKITB does not use “do not track” signals.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalised to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information.
Actions You May Take
If you have questions about your privacy rights, you can contact us at the following address or send us an email at [email protected]
UK and Ireland Testing Board 115b Drysdale Street Hoxton London N1 6ND.
Policy Availability and Duration
Policy availability. A copy of this policy is available for you to view, print and/or download on our website.
Right to change terms of this policy. We may change the terms of this policy at any time. If we change this policy, we will update the policy on our website and, if you are enrolled in a UKITB database at that time, we will send you the new policy, as required. In addition, you can obtain a copy of the new policy upon request when you email [email protected]
Effective date. This policy is effective as of 1st April 2019. This policy was last updated on 1st April 2019.