About cookies on this website.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that (with your
consent) we place on your computer. The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they
are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do
improve your experience. We also use "analytical" cookies which allow us to recognise and count the
number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website.
Cookies are intended to make it easy for you to find what you are looking for, and of course we do
not use anything that sends you advertising or unwanted material. Blocking or restricting cookies
may affect the full function of parts of our website.
Types of cookies:
'Session' - this type only lasts for the duration you are on the website: we only use these for controlling access to specific parts of the site (such as the Finance Circle members' area) for those people who are signed up for that network.
'Third Party' - These are cookies from other websites - please see below.
You can manage or block the cookies set by this or any other website should you want to do so. You
can do this through your browser settings using the Help function within your browser. Even if you
have consented to cookies you can withdraw your initial consent in the same way, at any time.
You can visit www.aboutcookies.org for comprehensive
information on how to manage or block cookies
on a variety of browsers. If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone
you may need to refer to the manual of your handset.
Further useful information to inform your choices is supplied by the Internet Advertising Bureau via
their AdChoices programme.
What's 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.
We use a couple of independent services which may set cookies on their respective websites in order
to offer you the services that they are providing.
We make use of photo galleries which are hosted on Picasa. This is the only external site we use in
this way, but you should check such relevant third party websites for more information about cookies
from those sources.
This site has 'share' buttons to enable users of the website to share articles with colleagues on
websites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ social networks. These websites may set a cookie when
you are also logged in to their service. Our site does not control these cookies.
We also use Google's 'Analytics' system which notes your activity on the website, and the course you
take through the pages. This information is used solely by ecbi, in order to guide our choices in
designing the site, and give you a better experience on it.