What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
If you visit our websites, we may deploy these technologies to provide an online service more suited to the device you visit on, as well as to prevent and detect fraud, and so keep you secure. When you visit our website, we collect information about your use of the site, such as information about the device or browser you use to access the site (including device type, operating system, screen resolution and so forth), the way you interact with it, and the IP address your device connects from. You may not be able to initiate or complete some activities within our secure online services unless these cookies or similar technologies are installed.
Some of the cookies we set are ‘session cookies’, which remain only for the duration of your browser session and are deleted when you exit your web browser. Others are “persistent cookies”, which remain on your device or computer for a period of time after you have exited your web browser.
First party and third party cookies
There are two ways in which cookies are set. First party cookies are those set by, or on behalf of, the web site you are visiting at that moment. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by another domain (that is, one other than the web site you are looking at).
Over the course of your visit to the The Vale web site, you may visit different domains on which we host different content or applications. These domains are owned by us, but may share cookies between them; this means that we use both first and third party cookies to maintain security and ensure we can provide you with the best service across our web site. We may also use third party cookies provided by our authorised third parties.
Anonymous and pseudonymous cookie data
The vast majority of data stored in the cookies placed by our websites record anonymous information – that is, information that cannot be associated with an individual person. There are some occasions, like when we need to record your preferences, when we do need to record information in cookies that relate to you. However, whenever we do this, the cookie information is stored in a way that the data cannot be attributed to you, without linking it to additional information that is separately and securely stored on Capital Care Villages systems. This is called pseudonymous data.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
What do I need to do?
The cookie settings on this website are set to ‘allow all cookies’ to improve the overall performance of our website and give you the best user experience.
What if I don’t want cookies?
To make it easier for you to manage your cookie settings with us, we have provided you with the ability to disable some of the cookies we use. Click on ‘cookie settings’ in the footer to customise your experience. If you want to disable all cookies, please be aware this will make browsing our websites much slower and some of the features described above when using strictly necessary, performance and functionality cookies will not be available to you. However, we understand that this is your decision and you can find more information on how to control your cookies via your browser settings at: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. You can also get some useful advice here: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies and www.youronlinechoices.eu.