Cookie Policy

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

From May 2012 new legislation came into place around declarations from companies and how they use Cookies. The new laws are aimed at helping web site users understand more about Cookies and the kind of information they allow their web browsers to disclose to companies as they surf the Internet. The new legislation means that websites must declare the kind of cookies they use to allow users to make informed decisions about the kind of data any given company is collecting and how that company intends to use the information it has gathered (if at all).

What are Cookies? Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. MyCSP do not use all of these categories but we have listed them here for completeness: 

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies  - these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features User consent is not required for the delivery of those cookies which are strictly necessary to provide services requested by the user.

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

Category 2: performance cookies  - these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most  often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

Category 3: functionality cookies - these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

Category 4: targeting cookies - these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies  will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.


What Category of Cookie does MyCSP use? 

MyCSP use only Category 1 and 2 cookies as defined above.

Links to other websites:

Certain (hypertext) links in this site will take you to websites that are not under our control. When you select on any of these links, you will leave our website. We have no control over, and will accept no responsibility or liability for, the material on any other website. 

See also our Privacy Policy