What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
- First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
- Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.
Every time you visit the websites managed by the AEMH, you will be prompted to accept or refuse/dismiss cookies.
The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (eg. user name, language, etc., when applicable) for a certain period of time.
That way, you do not have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.
Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.
The websites managed by the AEMH mostly use first-party cookies. These are cookies set and controlled by the AEMH, not by any external organisation.
However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.
The 3 types of first-party cookie we can use are to:
store visitor preferences
make our websites operational
gather analytics data (about user behaviour).
1. Visitor preferences
2. There are some cookies that we have to include in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent.
3. Analytics cookies
We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.
However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies.
Manage, block and remove cookies
How can you manage cookies?
You can manage/delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org
Removing cookies from your device
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.
Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
Managing site-specific cookies
For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.
You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).