Privacy & Cookies

eMonocot's use of cookies

Information about eMonocot's cookies policy

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

How does eMonocot use cookies?

eMonocot uses cookies to help improve your experience of using the portal. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website, or to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

Cookies which are strictly necessary to run the sites

These include, for example:

  • Cookies that enable you to stay logged in for an entire visit to a site.
  • Cookies which store your preferences
  • Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made. They allow the site to ‘remember’ you so that your preferences and settings are retained, either through the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
  • Cookies which help us improve the site

Some cookies help us to see how people are using our sites. These are known as ‘analytics cookies’ or ‘tracking cookies’. They let us know what areas of website content are popular and how people are using the site. This information is anonymous – we don’t collect anything that would identify a user. We use this data to build up a picture of how the site is performing and to inform us where improvements could be made.

We use services such as Google analytics to help us to analyse how users use the sites. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall, such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views.

How to manage cookies

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

eMonocot’s websites will work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith