Unless you adjust your web-browser settings to refuse/reject cookies, our Web server will automatically issue a session cookie when you visit our web-site.
When you close your browser, session cookies are deleted.
Two forms of cookie exist. One is maintained for the duration of a visit to a web-site (i.e. ‘session cookie’), or a second type, for monitoring on-going or repeat visits (i.e ‘persistent cookie’) - see more below.
In May 2011, a European Union ('EU') Directive was adopted by EU member states to protect consumer privacy online. In the UK this led to an update being made to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. These apply to organisations sending electronic marketing messages (by phone, fax, email or text), using cookies, or providing electronic communication services to the public.
Cookie Law distinguishes between different types of cookie:
Websites which exclusively use session cookies do not require a cookie consent notice. However, any website using persistent cookies does require a cookie consent notice.
We use session cookies, enabling an indvidual user's actions to be linked during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the web-browser window and ends when they close the web-browser window. Session cookies are temporary. When a user closes the web-browser (i.e. ending the browsing session), session cookies are deleted.
Session cookies are harmless. They can be blocked (or deleted) should you choose to do so (e.g. by changing relevant settings in your web-browser). Blocking or deleting cookies should not disrupt your access to uk-duediligence.com, as we do not use persistent cookies.
You can block cookies by changing settings in your web-browser. Please note:
Web-browsers allow users to change cookie settings, usually via the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu on the internet browser.
You may find the following links helpful if you decide to change the settings on your web-browser. Alternatively, you can select the 'Help' option on your web-browser for more details:
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The GDPR entered into force in May 2018. Cookies are mentioned in Recital 30: "Natural persons may be associated with online identifiers…such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers or other identifiers... This may leave traces which, in particular when combined with unique identifiers and other information received by the servers, may be used to create profiles of the natural persons and identify them.".
Affirmative act required
GDPR changes how users provide consent. An ‘Information Only’ or ‘Implied Consent’ is unlikely to be GDPR compliant. Recital 32 clarifies that consent requires a 'clear affirmative act'. Sites using different types of website cookies for different purposes will need to obtain consent for each purpose.