Cookie Policy

We have updated our cookie policy to reflect changes in the law on cookies and tracking technologies used on websites. To show you this page, we placed cookies on your computer. If you continue on this website, we will use further cookies to maximise your experience and help us to understand how we can improve it.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of data which are downloaded to your computer, or other device, when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow us to recognise your computer, and improve your experience on our websites. Some cookies are also necessary for the technical operation of our websites.

We are currently working hard to bring you the ability to choose and control the cookies placed on your computer when you use our websites.

Please read our cookie policy – it provides important information about the cookies we use, how we use them and how they can be deleted. Please remember that deleting cookies may affect your experience of our websites.

Please note that BISF House.com does not sell or provide personal details of any user from our website to third parties.
Our cookie policy

How BISF House uses cookies and what they are.
What are cookies and how do we use them?

This policy is split into four sections:

1. What are cookies and tracking technologies?
2. The cookies and tracking technologies we use now and how to delete them
3. Our classification of cookies
4. Our main technology partners
1. What are cookies and tracking technologies?

Where we talk about cookies on our websites, we mean cookies, flash cookies and web beacons.
What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to your computer when you visit one of our websites or see one of our sponsors adverts. The vast majority of websites use cookies and tracking technologies. Cookies are useful because they help us arrange the content and layout of our websites and recognise those computers that have been to our websites before. They allow us to remember your preference settings and play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our websites and your experience using them.  Some cookies are also essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features. They also help us to identify which of our articles are the most popular and the types of journey visitors have to our websites.

A list of all the cookies that we, our advertising network and technology partners use can be found in our cookie list.
What is a Flash cookie?

This is a type of cookie which is collected via Adobe Flash media player, a piece of software which you probably have on your computer to help you watch online videos and listen to podcasts. We do not use Flash cookies at the moment.

Have a look at Adobe’s website if you want to control Flash cookies on your computer. If you use the Firefox browser you can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.
What is a web beacon?

2. The cookies and tracking technologies we use now and how to delete them

When you access our websites you will receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer. This was necessary in order to display the website page to you. If you continue to use our websites, further cookies will be placed on your computer to maximise your experience on our websites and to help us understand how we can improve them.

If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out – setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow trusted sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.

Please remember,if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, will not work and your experience on our websites may be affected.

We like the website www.aboutcookies.org which is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons. Not only does it have the recipe for the world’s “finest cookies”, it also gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.

3. Our classification of cookies

We have reviewed all the cookies we use and have divided them into four categories:

Strictly Necessary
Performance
Functionality
Advertising or tracking
Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential to enable you to move you around the websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies, our websites won’t work properly.
Performance

These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.
Functionality

These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
Advertising or Tracking Cookies

At present we on accept advertising from our Google sponsors. The cookies we use to present you with adverts may be based on the content you visit the most on our website, so we can let you know about what Google thinks you will be interested in. We are able to monitor how many times you visit or click on an advert but we do not store any personal information about you in this way.

Add This | Privacy Policy

Add This provides the social networking widget found in many of our pages. This widget gives you the tools to bookmark our websites, blog, share, tweet and email our content to a friend.

Google & Google Analytics | Privacy Policy

We use Google Analytics to better understand how our customers navigate to and through our websites, how long customers spend visiting our content items and how often they return to visit our websites. Google Analytics also helps us track the effectiveness of the money we spend on our digital marketing campaigns.

Our cookie list

The aim of this cookie list is to help you recognise the cookies placed on your browser when you visit our websites or see adverts for us elsewhere.

We have tried to cover all the cookies which we use but please bear in mind that sometimes there may be a short delay in updating this list. If you do notice a discrepancy, or think a cookie is missing, please let us know.

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move you around the websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies services you have asked for, such as accessing the members-only pages on our sites, cannot be provided. Without these cookies, our websites won’t work properly.
Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.
Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
Advertising or Tracking Cookies

Our necessary and performance cookies

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How to Find, View, Edit and Delete your Cookies and Cache

Clearing your cookies and cache
Depending on your browser, please follow the instructions below but please be aware that you may loose some functions from our website.

Internet Explorer 6.0
1. Click “Tools,” then “Internet Options.”
2. On the General tab, in the “Temporary Internet Files” section, click the “Delete Files” button.
3. Select “Delete Cookies.”
4. Click “Close.”
5. “Quit” the browser.

Internet Explorer 7.0
1. Click “Tools,” then “Delete Browsing History.”
2. In the “Temporary Internet Files” section, click on “Delete Files” and select “Yes.”
3. In the “Cookies” section, click on “Delete Cookies” and select “Yes.”
4. Click “Close.”
5. “Quit” the browser.

Internet Explorer 8.0
1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click “Internet Options.”
2. The Internet Options box should open to the General tab.
3. On the General tab, in the Browsing History section, click the “Delete” button.
4. In the “Delete Browsing History” window that comes up, make sure that “Temporary Internet Files” and “Cookies” are selected.
5. Click the “Delete” button and restart the browser.

Safari 3.0 and 4.0
1. Open Safari.
2. Select “Empty Cache.”
3. Click “Empty” on the “Are you sure?” message.
4. Select “Preferences,” then the Security tab, “Show Cookies,” “Remove All.”

Firefox 3.0 for PCs and Macs
1. Click “Tools” and select “Clear Private Data.”
2. Make sure that “Cache” and “Cookies” are selected.
3. Click on “Clear Private Data Now.”
4. Exit and relaunch browser.

Firefox 3.5 for PCs and Macs
1. Click “Tools” and select “Clear Recent History.”
2. Make sure that “Cache” and “Cookies” are selected.
3. Click on “Clear Now.”
4. Exit and relaunch browser.

Google Chrome for Macs
1. Click the “Chrome” category and select “Clear Browsing Data.”
2. Make sure that “Empty the cache” and “Delete cookies and other site data” are selected.
3. Click on “Clear browsing data.”
4. Exit and relaunch the browser.

Google Chrome for PCs
1. Click the “wrench” icon in the top right-hand corner and select “Options.”
2. In the “Under the Hood” tab, click the “Clear browsing data…” button.
3. Make sure that “Empty the cache” and “Delete cookies and other site data” are selected.
4. Click on “Clear browsing data.”
5. Exit and relaunch the browser.

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