a. What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, to store information about your preferences (and so allow us to customize our site according to your individual interests), to speed up your searches, and to recognize you when you return to our site. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. We are giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation and to make sure we are honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.
b. Our cookies policy
To make full use of personalized features on our website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalized features of this website by using them. Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: The simply hold the 'key' that, once you are signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you would prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects):
On our website we display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they are managed differently by your browser. If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flash Player Security Settings. Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for our website, you will unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.
If you take the opportunity to share our website content with friends through social networks – such as facebook and twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Further information about cookies:
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.
If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see Managing cookies for help to turn them on should you need to.
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related products to show you when you're browsing.
We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you'd expect nothing less from us.
c. Third party cookies
When you visit our website, you may notice some cookies that are not related to PLC Forum. If you go on a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on our website will be limited to browsing and researching.
e. To enable cookies
If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option
f. How to check cookies are enabled for PCs