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Cookies

Cookies Information

A cookie is a small text file that we, and in certain circumstances third parties, place on your browser when you visit our websites or open some of our emails.

Cookies, amongst other things, allow Home Institute to recognise you each time you re-visit one of our websites and provide you with a more personalised user experience. There are in existence a variety of different cookies which are designed for use in specific sets of circumstances.

How do we and third parties use cookies?

You should be aware that information on you may be collected through the use of cookies when you use Home Institute websites and/or selected third party sites. It is essential that we use some cookies in order to provide you with the services you have requested from us. Some cookies, however, whilst useful, are not essential, and when using Home Institute websites you agree to the use of these non-essential cookies unless you specifically set your browser to reject them. Please see ‘How to manage or refuse cookies’ below for further details.

When you initially enter one of our sites we may place an anonymous cookie on your browser to enable us to recognise you the next time you visit the website. We may also place a further cookie on your browser when you register for one of our services, this will enable us to remember you next time you come to sign in, eliminating the need for you to re-enter your login details and customising your future uses of our sites.

How to manage or refuse cookies

If you do not want your browser to accept cookies and use them in the ways described above it is possible to change your browser settings. It is also possible to delete existing cookies from your browser. However blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and may result in some parts of Home Institute’s website not functioning properly. Some cookies are designed to help save you time, for example, by remembering your contact details when you are making an order for the second time which means that you will not have to complete the contact section again unless your details have changed. The procedure for modifying your privacy preferences is different for each internet browser and we recommend you visit the following websites for further information on altering your cookie settings:

For more detailed information on how to clear or disable all of your browser cookies, please read this article.

Use of Different Cookies

We will use different cookies at various different stages of your use of our websites.

Tracking and Customisation Cookies

These are used to recognising repeat visitors to Home Institute’s websites and customise the visitor experience, as described above. They may also be used in conjunction with other information we or our third party partners hold to attempt to record specific browsing information.

Session Cookie

These are used to maintain your session when you sign in on Home Institutes’s websites, allowing you to access Home Institute’s online services without the need to sign in on every page you visit. The session cookie is used to tailor advertising to you on Home Institute online services and websites and selected third party websites. If you opt out of tailored advertising, we stop using this cookie for this purpose.