What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. A cookie will allow a website to recognize a user’s device. A cookie will contain the name of the internet location (domain) from which the cookie has come and the lifetime of the cookie (a cookie will usually expire after a certain period of time).
On this site, the cookies we use include “analytics” cookies, to analyze how users use this site to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly.
“Functionality” cookies are used to remember choices you make and your personal preferences such as log in details in order to improve the user experience, for example by avoiding you having to re-enter these details on each visit to our Website.
“Web beacon” cookies are also used on this website on certain web pages which allows us to count users who have visited these pages. The web beacons collect limited information including cookie number, time and date of a page view, and the description of the page on which the web beacon resides. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are used to track the effectiveness of a particular marketing campaign.
More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org.
Frequently asked questions
Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?
We will not share any personal information gathered through cookies on this site with third-parties.
As mentioned, we do use “analytics” cookies on this site and in doing so we do share certain limited information with our third party “analytics” providers.
How do cookies make your website safer and easier to use?
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to improve the functionality and performance of this site. If you leave a secure session window open when logged in to the Exchange, cookies will enhance your security by prompting you to end, and/or automatically ending, your secure session.
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as Symbridge is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
How can I manage my cookies?
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this site, any local sites or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser’s “help” function will tell you how to do this.
However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our site. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our site works.
Can cookies allow others access to my computer’s hard drive?
The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or read any material kept on your hard drive. For more information about how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.