How to control and delete cookies
Cookies are used to enable us to improve services for you through, for example:
- remembering if you are logged in so you can move around the website without having to log in again on each page
- measuring how many people are using each page of the website and for how long so that we can try to improve the quality of our website
- enabling you to view content shared on other sites e.g. YouTube or Twitter
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the EIFL website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit AboutCookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the EIFL website.
Third Party Cookies set by EIFL
EIFL uses suppliers who also set cookies on our website in order to deliver the services that they are providing to EIFL. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt out, please see the individual privacy policies listed below.
The EIFL website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States of America. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the EIFL website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Google Analytics typically collects, at least temporarily, the following information: Network Location; Hostname; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; screen resolution; date and time. No personal information is stored within cookies. Cookies can be disabled within a browser's preference or option menu.
The EIFL website uses AddThis, a website plugin that let you share/like/tweet etc EIFL content by using your preferred social networks and websites. If you are logged into any of these sites, the AddThis cookies keep you logged in, and help you share the content.
Cookies set by Third Party sites
To enrich our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as Vimeo and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Vimeo or Flickr, these sites may set a cookie.
The EIFL website also carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
EIFL does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.