To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
- Better understand our Website visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
- Test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our homepage;
- Collect information about Website visitors such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
- Identifying the devices used by Website visitors;
- Determine the number of unique users of the Website;
- Improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur; and
- Conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings
- We control the cookie-related information
- The cookie will not be used for any purpose other than the one stated
- how consent can be withdrawn.
Third party cookies
As you use our Website, you will notice that it features advertising. We allow third party companies, including advertising companies, to place cookies on our Website. These cookies enable such companies to track your activity across various sites where they display ads and record your activities so they can show ads that they consider relevant to you as you browse the Internet. These cookies are anonymous — they store information about the content you are browsing, but not about who you are.
Cookies also allow us and third parties to know whether you’ve seen an ad or a type of ad, and how long it has been since you’ve last seen it. This information is used for frequency capping purposes to avoid you seeing the same ad multiple times, to help tailor the ads you see, to detect and prevent click fraud, and to measure the effectiveness of ads.
Social Media cookies
On some pages of our Website, third parties that provide applications through our Website may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customise applications for you. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our Website (e.g., Twitter or Facebook), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us. Some pages of our Website may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube or Vimeo, and these sites may set their own cookies.
- your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
- if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
If you have any questions or comments about this cookies policy, or privacy matters generally, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
Official Major Incident Management, Colmore Gate, 2-6, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QD. United Kingdom.