A cookie is a small file downloaded on to your device when you accesses certain websites. Cookies allow sites to recognise your device when you make a return visit. We use several types of cookies for a range of reasons across the Centre on Constitutional Change website. Some are essential, while others you can opt out of or block. Opting out or blocking some cookies may affect the functionality of the website.
When you leave our website or click on links that lead to external websites, we are unable to control what cookies are set in any way. You will need to set your cookie preferences for those sites as well.
There are broadly four reasons why a cookie might be stored on your device when visiting the Centre on Constitutional Change website.
- Cookies that make the website work properly for you and enable you to make use of the secure online services that we provide.
- Cookies that collect data about your use of the website which is then anonymised and used to help us improve our online services.
- Cookies that remember your preferences and make the site easier for you to use.
Some cookies are retained in your browser for only as long as you visit our website, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.
How to block cookies
You can restrict or block cookies which are set during your use of the website by changing your browser’s settings. Some pages may not work if you completely disable cookies, but many third party cookies can be safely blocked. Check information in your browser’s help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies. Alternatively, websites such as “All About Cookies” provide comprehensive guidance.
Some of our webpages use third-party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device. We ask for consent for these cookies to be set, and you’ll need to accept these cookies if you wish to view the content.
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||The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.