Version 1.0 – Effective From: July 2020

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent between a website and your web browser, enabling the website to function properly and the website owner to collect helpful information about your visit.

A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.

If a cookie is a “session” cookie, it will expire at the end of your browsing session.

“Persistent” cookies remain on your device even after you close your browser; this helps to remember your preferences ready for the next time you visit.

​Why do websites use cookies?​

Most websites use cookies, as they help organisations achieve a number of common business objectives.

Cookies play an important part in delivering the intended functionality and security of a website. For example, they help a website remember your log-in details and can provide helpful information during a cyber security attack.

Another objective is for the website owner to learn about, and improve, the user experience of visitors to the website. Information collected by cookies can also be used to show you content that you are likely to be most interested in when you visit the website or within marketing material.

What cookies are used on the Wood for Trees website?

In this section you can find details on the cookies we use on our website.

It is important to be aware that our cookies will never analyse visits to other websites or track any internet searches being undertaken whilst you still have a window open on any of our websites.

​Cookie Manager

On first access to any our website, or by clicking the  in the left hand, bottom corner of the screen, you will see our Cookie Manager. Here you can Reject All, Accept All or choose to switch on or off the Analytic and Marketing categories of cookies. Please be aware, switching off the cookies could impede your website user experience.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies help us, and the third parties we work with, to understand how effective our websites are by collecting and reporting information on usage. They also provide useful functionality, performance, statistical and security features across our websites. Information collected by these cookies helps us to improve the functionality and user experience of our website and any associated services.

How can you control the cookies being applied?​

To manage the use of cookies, you can use our Cookie Manager .see section ‘Cookie Manager’ above or you can set your browser to block or delete cookies.

You can find out more about how to do this by clicking the following links for your web browser:

Windows Internet Explorer

Firefox

Google Chrome

Safari

Please note that blocking or deleting cookies is likely to have a negative impact on your user experience and the functionality of the website during your visit.

How do we protect information that is collected?

We hold any information collected by cookies securely in line with recognised industry standards and never sell it on to third parties.

Further information on how we hold your data securely and your rights in relation to your data can be found in the Privacy Notice of our Group website.

​Where can you find out more?

For more information on cookies in general, please visit All About Cookies.

If you would like to know more about how MLD Global manages cookies, please email us on dataprotection@woodfortrees.net

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