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Cookie Policy

Connected Thinking and Cookies
Our website uses cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
 
What is a cookie and how does Connected Thinking use them?
A cookie is a file containing a piece of data (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser when you visit a website. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
 
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
  • To recognise your computer when you visit our website,
  • To improve the website’s usability,
  • To analyse the use of the website,
  • In the administration of this website,
  • To prevent fraud and improve the security of the website,
  • To personalise our website for you (targeted messaging which may interest you)
To track you as you navigate our website, and enable the use of the (i.e. Add/remove products to/from the order basket, Completing a purchase within checkout),
 
NB: These cookies are not saved on your machine, and we do not use them to track your online behaviour. 
 
Is enabling cookies safe? 
Yes. Cookies are just short pieces of data, and they are unable to perform any operation by themselves. RS strongly encourages you to configure your web browser to accept cookies from our website. 
 
How do I change my cookies settings?
To enable cookies, follow the instructions below for the browser version you are using.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    • Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
    • Click on the "Privacy" tab.
    • Click the "Default" button (or manually slide the bar down to "Medium") under "Settings".
    • Click "OK".
  • Mozilla Firefox
    • Go to the "Tools" menu.
    • Select "Options".
    • Select the "Privacy" icon.
    • Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set cookies".
    • Click "OK" to save changes.
  • Google Chrome
    • Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
    • Find the "Cookies" section in the "Advanced" category.
    • To enable: Select "Accept all cookies" (or "Enable all cookies").
    • Click "OK".
  • Safari
    • Open Safari if it is not already open.
    • Choose Safari > Preferences, and then click Privacy.
    • In the “Block cookies” section, specify whether Safari should accept cookies from websites, and when.
       
What types of cookies does Connected Thinking use?
You can set your browser to reject cookies (see the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to find out how to do this). Connected Thinking uses session and persistent cookies.
 
Session cookies are temporary files, which only last for the duration of your browsing session on the website. Your web browser would normally delete these when you close the browser.  
 
Persistent cookies are files which last longer than the browser session and allow the website to remember a returning visitor.  
 
Cookie preferences
For more information relating to the use of cookies on websites, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
 
Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  For example:
In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
 
In Mozilla Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu. Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.