Welcome to 4MAT’s Guide to Cookies
The information held here aims to give you a quick start to show that you understand the effect the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (Cookie Regulations) which came in to force in May 2011 and the lead time of which expires on the 26th May 2012.
Please be aware that this guide should not be interpreted as legal advice and that you should seek your own legal advice regarding this matter.
You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
What is a Cookie
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience.
They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
We can split cookies into 4 main categories:
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
Category 2: performance cookies
Category 3: functionality cookies
Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
We know that our software contains cookies but only one is a functional cookie which we recommend users keep. It sits on the registration and application forms to helps users to remain logged in on a specific computer to access their CVs and job preferences held in the candidate community. Without this cookie they wouldn’t be able to store CVs and use them to apply for jobs.
What Other Cookies You Could Have
It is probable that your website contains other cookies, especially if you use social media links or video content and they may be targeting cookies. We would recommend that you have your website audited so that you are completely aware and can advise your users appropriately. 4MAT can undertake this audit for you. This audit will provide you with a list of cookies we find and their categorisation. If you would like us to do this please contact your account manager or director or call 0207 247 9494 and ask to speak to Andrew or Alex.