New Cookies Directive

Cookies on 'KHS Online'

On 26 May, 2011 the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) imposed an EU directive designed to protect internet users' privacy. On 26 May, 2012 this directive became compulsory. The amended law says that sites must provide an ‘Opt-in’ system to allow Cookies to be used. By using this Site, you agree we can set and use cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set.

Accepting Cookies

If you agree to the use of cookies being used and stored on your computer, please use the blue 'C' side bar on the MAIN HOME PAGE (appearing at the right of the Site) to confirm that you accept. If you do not see the blue 'C' side bar, you may have already accepted this agreement. When you accept the agreement, a cookie will be placed on your machine.

What are Cookies'?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences. Cookies can also;

The most common function of cookies is to remember bits of information that help make browsing the web easier and more hassle free for you. KHS Online will not use cookies to collect personal identifiable information about you. However, if You wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the KHS Online Site, You can do this through clicking the button or you by through your browser settings. We keep track of what pages and links are popular and which parts of the wesbite don't get used so much to help us keep our site up to date. We use cookies from Google Analytics for this called “analytic cookies”. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor and are cookies used and set by Google Analytics. Take a look at Google's Analytics document on their website Google Analytics - Cookies

An example of a cookie

Name:SomeCookie
Value:123abc5a6b789
Domain:www.Thiswebsite youarelookingat
Expires: 15 January 2014 18.00

HOW TO CONTROL YOUR COOKIES

There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect KHS Online cookies. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites). All modern browsers have tools to help you delete or block cookies. But it’s important to remember that many websites need cookies in order to function properly. By deleting or blocking cookies, you could also block certain personalised features and you may not be able to take full advantage of some of the website's features.

Managing cookies in your browser

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.

Google Chrome

  • Click on the spanner icon (top menu in browser) and select ‘Settings’
  • Click the 'Under the Bonnet' tab on the left, then select the 'Content settings' button
  • Under the cookies section, choose the option that best suits your needs.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • Click on 'Tools' (top menu in browser) and select 'Internet options'
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Move the privacy slider to the level of privacy you require. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on 'Tools' (top menu in browser) and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy icon
  • In the history section choose 'Use custom settings for history' from the dropdown menu
  • Cookies can be enabled or disabled by clicking on the appropriate check boxes.

Safari

  • Click on the Cog icon (top menu in browser) and select 'Preferences'
  • Click on Privacy tab and choose the option that best suits your needs.
 

Opera

  • Click on the 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences'
  • Select the 'Advenced' tab and choose Cookies from the list on the left
  • Choose the option that best suits your needs.

How to check cookies are enabled on your Mac


Safari on OSX

  • Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences'
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Adjust the level of cookie acceptance here.


Firefox

  • Click on 'Firefox' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences'
  • Select the Privacy icon
  • In the history section choose 'Use custom settings for history' from the dropdown menu
  • Cookies can be enabled or disabled by clicking on the appropriate check boxes.

 

Opera

  • Click on 'Opera' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences'
  • Select the 'Advenced' tab and choose Cookies from the list on the left
  • Choose the option that best suits your needs.

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