To ensure our website functions optimally and that we provide an efficient browsing experience for our users, this website uses “cookies”. Information about cookies and how and why we use them is set out in this Cookies Policy.
In this document, the words “SCU”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to SCU and its affiliated entities.
What are web “cookies”
Cookies are small data files that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, including remembering a user’s preferences or counting the overall number of people looking at a website.
There are many types of cookies, which can be divided in four main categories:
• Strictly necessary cookies: These are essential cookies that are used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify a user as unique to other users currently viewing the website. They are strictly necessary for the operation of a website and without these cookies, the website will not function optimally. They do not collect any personal information about you that could be used for marketing. Accordingly, we are not requesting specific consent for use of strictly necessary cookies. For all other cookies, your informed consent is required.
• Functionality cookies: These cookies are set up to improve the functionality of the website. They will typically be the result of a user action, but might also be implemented in the delivery of a service not explicitly requested but offered to the user. For example, cookies that remember the content you previously viewed on this website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to this website. They can also be used to prevent the user being offered a service again that had previously been offered to that user and rejected. Functional cookies allow us to serve content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you re-visit this website or try to access certain secure areas.
• Performance cookies: These cookies are limited to performance and website improvement. The primary function of a performance cookie is to track and monitor user activity on a website. A performance cookie will assist with creating web statistics. We use this information to modify our website to meet customer interests and enhance customer experience from or through our website. This information cannot be used to identify any particular individual.
• Targeting/advertising cookies: These contain a unique key that is able to distinguish individual users’ browsing habits or store a code that can be translated into a set of browsing habits or preferences using information stored elsewhere.
Within these categories, cookies are sorted as either a temporary ‘session cookies’ or more long-term ‘persistent cookies’. Session cookies link your actions in one session only, which starts when the webpage is opened and finishes when it is closed. Persistent cookies are where the cookie remains on your phone or computer for a specific period of time. They are activated automatically when you visit a particular website.
A cookie may also be a ‘first-party cookie’ or a ‘third-party cookie’. First party cookies are cookies which are set by a particular website and can only be read by that website. Third party cookies are cookies which are set by third parties and are used for different services (for example, website analytics or advertising).
How to control web cookies
You can control the setting of cookies and/or delete cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. You can also set your browser to block cookies or to send a warning notice before a cookie is stored on your computer. The steps for doing this differ from browser to browser, so consult your browser menu and Help tools. You may also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally.
How to control web cookiesSummary of cookies use
Below is a summary of the types of cookies we use: