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Cookie Policy

The ACS’s website use cookies in their operation in a number of areas. If you choose not to accept our cookies, some services on our website will not be available to you. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of data, often incorporating a unique identifier that is sent to your device’s browser from a website's computer. It is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. A cookie cannot read data off a user's hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites. The use of cookies is an industry standard that can be found on most major websites.

This data file stores the information you provide us with and in doing so enables us to amongst other things 'remember' so you can move around the website without having to keep reintroducing yourself. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

We use cookies to track user trends and patterns, which enables us to understand and improve areas of our website that you may find valuable. These cookies are also used to provide more personalised services to you on our website and through other media. Cookies record information about your online preferences, which are then used to tailor our website to your individual preferences. You can set your devices to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can set your browser to prevent this. If your browser's preferences allow it, each website or third party service provider is able to send a cookie to your browser.

We reserve the right to modify or amend the use of cookies at any time and for any reason. Any changes to the use of cookies posted on our website apply as soon as they are posted. By continuing to use our website after any changes are posted, user, users acknowledge acceptance of those changes.

How do we use cookies?

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you as a user of our website.

We also use a number of independent measurement, advertising and research companies. They gather information regarding the visitors to our website using cookies, log file data and code embedded on our website. We use this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users; however, we demand that third parties do not use any of this type of information for their own business or other purposes.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

We use the following types of cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  2. Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  3. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.
  4. Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will 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.

How to reject cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies we use on our website you can do this within your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do this. For further information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. For information about advertising cookies and instructions on how to disable them, visit www.youronlinechoices.com.

Please be aware that in disabling cookies on our website may affect your experience of our website where the functionality is controlled by the use of cookies.