What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites use to enhance a website’s functionality as well as gathering information about a user’s movements around the site.
Recent changes to the European Union's Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive state that unless they are essential to the operation of the site, websites must now ask users to give their consent for Cookies to be stored on their computers. If a website user consents to enable Cookies on a website, then these small text files are placed on the user's computer hard drive. The information these Cookies contain can then be used by the website server whenever the user visits the site.
Essentially, Cookies allow a website to remember their users, which makes the interaction between user and website faster and easier. Not allowing Cookies might impact on how efficiently a user can browse the website.
What Cookies does the Pinewood website use and why?
There are different types of Cookies that do different things. We use various types of Cookies to optimise the user experience, which you can read about in the table below. Please remember that disabling Cookies might have an impact on how you are able to use the Pinewood site. You can read more about this under the "What happens if I disable Cookies?" question further down this page.
|Cookie||What does it do and why do we use it?|
|Cookie-check||Application cookie: prevents the cookie message from displaying after it has been accepted by user.|
|HCP-check||Application cookie: records users confirmation of being a Health Care Professional (HCP).|
What happens if I disable Cookies on the Pinewood website? Will the site still work?
The Pinewood website will still work, although depending on the Cookies the website uses, some features and functionalities of the website might be affected if you withdraw your consent. Disabling Cookies means that we will be unable to track your usage, which affects the extent to which we can develop and improve our website. Cookies which allow us to anonymously store your information and track your movements around the site provide valuable insights into how you like to use the Pinewood website. Based on this information, we can work to improve your experience.
What if I change my mind and want to withdraw my consent at a later date?
You can change your Cookie settings at any time. Depending on which internet browser you use, the means by which you change your Cookie settings will vary. AboutCookies.org provides browser-specific directions to help you do this. Please be aware that if you do choose to disable some or all Cookies for the Pinewood website then you may lose some features and functionality of the site.