Our website uses ‘cookies’. These are very small text files containing an identifier (a string of characters) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, where it is stored. Each time the browser requests a page from the server the identifier is sent back, allowing the site to know if you have visited before.
We only use first-party, persistent cookies, which remain valid until their set expiry date unless deleted by the user before this. They allow web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different site pages, as well as identify returning users. This improves browsing experience and helps us understand how the site is being used.
They do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Google Analytics sets the following first-party cookies:
Name – Purpose – Expires
_ga – Used to store the client ID / distinguish users – 2 years
_gid – Used to distinguish users – 24 hours
_gat – Used to throttle request rate – 10 minutes
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, but this will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, and you may not be able to use all the features on our website correctly.
Here’s how to do this in three common web browsers:
Chrome (version 52) – Click ‘Customise and control’ menu > ‘Settings’ > ‘Show advanced settings’ > ‘Content settings’ and under the ‘Cookies’ heading select ‘Block sites from setting any data’.
Internet Explorer (version 11) – Click ‘Tools’ > ‘Internet Options’ > ‘Privacy’ > ‘Advanced’ to access cookie handling override settings.
Firefox (version 47) – Click ‘Tools’ > ‘Options’ > ‘Privacy’ and on the drop-down menu select ‘Use custom settings for history’ then untick ‘Accept cookies from sites’.
You can also delete cookies already stored on the device. Here’s how to do this in the same three common web browsers:
Chrome (version 52) – Click ‘Customise and control’ menu > ‘Settings’ > ‘Show advanced settings’ > ‘Clear browsing data’ > ‘Cookies and other site and plug-in data’ > ‘Clear browsing data’.
Internet Explorer (version 11) – Manually delete cookie files by following the instructions at: [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11]
Firefox (version 47) – Click ‘Tools’ > ‘Options’ > ‘Privacy’ and on the drop-down menu select ‘Use custom settings for history’ > ‘Show Cookies’ > ‘Remove All Cookies’.
This website is owned and operated by: Expatriate Management Services Ltd.
Registered Address: EMS Group Ltd, 2nd Floor, 13 Austin Friars, London, UK, EC2N 2HE
You can contact us:
• By post, using the postal address above
• Using the website contact form
• By telephone on +44 (0)20 3884 0217
• By email, using firstname.lastname@example.org