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Types of cookies
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on our website and third party cookies (Google Analytics)
This table tells you more about what cookies we use, and why we have them.
BEMS+ Persistent cookies
BEMS+ Session cookies
Persistent cookies stay on your device after you’ve visited our website. For example, if you select the remember my login details box when you log into the members area, a persistent cookie will be used so that the site remembers your choice the next time you use it. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor but don’t contain information that could be used to identify you to another person.
Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the website). Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information.
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from (links from other sites) and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.|
The cookies on our website are primarily there to improve your experience of the site. Our site uses Google Analytics to collect data and measure traffic to our site. This shows us how our visitors are using our site and helps us to spot any issues that may be occurring. To view Google Analytics' available opt-outs for the web click here .