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Updated: 12.07.2023

At CABI we are committed to protecting your privacy. The following outlines how CABI’s websites use cookies.

1.            What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on your device by your browser when you visit a website. Cookies have various functions and, as a rule, they are used to provide a better user experience such as saving preferences and information, and providing anonymised tracking to third-party applications. They do not contain any personal information. Please note, we may sometimes use third parties that provide a service on our behalf and use cookies.

Most cookies expire after the session is closed and these are called ‘temporary’ cookies. These cookies are used to assign a session ID for internal reporting purposes but cannot identify the user personally.

Analytical cookies are defined as ‘permanent’ and are stored on your device for longer periods in order to offer additional functionality. We may use some websites that contain third-party cookies.

2.            Types of cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to navigate, interact and access secure areas of our websites. They are necessary for the website to function properly. We use them to identify you as a user and allow functions such as registration and preferred language. These cookies do not store any personal data.

These cookies are always active by default. You can set your browser to alert you about these cookies, but be aware that some parts of the site will not work if you block them.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites. All information is aggregated and anonymous. Some of these cookies are analytical cookies such as Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity, and use third-party web analytics software to analyse how our websites are used.

We use pixel tags, which are tiny graphic images (also known as beacons or action tags). Pixel tags do not collect individual personal data, but rather aggregate information regarding activities.   

You may restrict, disable or delete the cookies at any time by adjusting your web browser settings. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and some features may not function properly.

Functional Cookies

These cookies allow our websites to remember preferences such as usernames and language, and to provide an enhanced experience and personalisation. We may use third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages.  

You may restrict, disable or delete the cookies at any time by adjusting your web browser settings. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of those services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to display adverts that are relevant to you and your interests. They can be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. These cookies include social media channels such as YouTube™. They record your visit to our websites and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.   

Pixel tags are used to track your interaction with online advertisements, measure the performance of a marketing activity, and for more targeted advertising. They do not store directly personal data but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.  

If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

3.            Managing Cookies

You can manage cookies in general by using your browser settings. Alternatively, you can use our cookies settings tool, accessible from the cookie pop-up or in the footer, to save your cookies preferences. If you decide to opt out of cookies in general via your browser settings, you will need to readjust your settings in our tool for each visit.

Additionally, you can set your browser to alert you every time you receive a cookie and decide whether to accept it or not. At no time is data read from your hard drive and you can remove it from your device.

We respect your right to refuse some cookies, but please note, if you disable or decline cookies, some features will not be available to you or function properly and you may not be able to access some parts of the website.

You can learn more about cookies by visiting the website All About Cookies.