A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or device if you agree. Cookies allow a website to recognise a particular device or browser during a visit and if you visit our sites again later on.
We use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are, quite simply, strictly necessary for the operation of our sites and portals.
They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into our Best Access portal. If you disable these cookies then parts of our site(s) may no longer work for you. It also limits our ability to keep your information secure.
Analytical/Performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our sites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We also use third party performance cookies to record and analyse information of this nature in order for us to improve our website.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our sites or portal. This enables us to personalise our content for you, remember your username, and remember if you are resuming an application you started previously. We may show you more information that is relevant to you as a result.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our websites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them by clicking here.
Managing Your Cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies. You can also use browser settings to remove cookies from your device. You can find out how to do this on your browser’s website, but these settings are normally easy to find in the privacy section of your browser settings. For mobile devices try looking in the browser app settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site and services.