What are they?
A 'cookie' is a small piece of data that a website stores on
your computer following a visit to the website. A cookie
itself does not contain or collect personal data such as name, age,
phone number, e-mail address or mailing address.
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. These are
known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until
they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known
as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things
about you as a returning visitor.
Further guidance on what cookies are, how to control or delete
them can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
The following cookies are used on our website:
- Functional Cookies
These cookies are used in the normal operation of our
website (www.pois.co.uk) and online applications
- Provide interactive services requested such as submitting
- Ascertain and remember your preferences for different types of
information following a visit to our website.
The cookies are held temporarily and
are deleted when the web browser is closed.
- Analytics Cookies
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors
use our site. The cookies collect information anonymously,
including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have
come to the site from and the pages they have visited. We use this
information to help us understand how people use our website and to
ultimately make our website more relevant to you and give you a
better online experience.
For example, a cookie might show us that a lot of people give up
on the same step of our online applications, so we can use this
information to try to make this step easier to use.
can find here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
- Re-marketing Cookies
We use Google remarketing to deliver adverts more relevant to you
and your interests. These cookies are written by Google for the
purpose of showing advertisements to users who have previously
visited our site as they browse other websites on the internet. The
cookies also limit the number of times you see an advert as well as
help us to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
They are only placed on our site by us.
Further information on Google Remarketing can be found here: http://www.google.com/ads/innovations/remarketing.html
- Third Party Cookies
Our third party marketing partners may set cookies before you
reach our site. If you wish to prevent this type of cookie
(sometimes known as a 'third party' or 'analytical' cookie), you
may do so through your device's browser security settings.
These cookies help us to manage our marketing relationships and to
evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising and promotions on
third party websites.
You'll sometimes see our advertising or special offers on other
websites and the cookies provided by the other website or
advertising network can tell us how effective this is. For example,
if you click on one of our advertisements, the website owner might
use a cookie to tell us that you came from their site.
Please check the privacy and cookie policies of these third party
websites if you have any concerns or questions, POIS has no access
to read or write these cookies.
How do I turn cookies off?
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, however if
you do not wish us to place cookies on your computer it is possible
to adjust your browser settings to turn the cookies off, or to
delete cookies once you have visited our website. This may
affect your ability to access some parts of this Website.
To change your browser cookie settings these options are usually
found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser.
The following links provide further information on these
settings for the browsers shown, or you can use the 'Help' option
in your browser for more details
settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in
Cookie settings in
Cookie settings in
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies
generated by advertisers, you can find further information on
the Your Online Choices site.