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Cookie policy

How cookies benefit you

The AGCAS website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience possible. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies help by:

• Making our website work as you'd expect
• Saving you having to login every time you visit the site
• Remembering your settings during and between visits
• Improving the speed/security of the site
• Allowing you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Google+,
   LinkedIn and Twitter
• Making it easier to improve our website

We do not use cookies to:

• Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express
• Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
• Pass data to advertising networks
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your browser are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this (and your continued use of our website) to mean that you are fine with this. You can learn how to remove or not use cookies from our site below. However, doing so will more than likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

How does the AGCAS website use cookies?

We use cookies to make our website work by:

• Determining if you are logged in or not
• Remembering your search settings
• Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

The AGCAS website, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following, which use cookies:

• Google Maps
• Twitter feed widgets

Disabling these cookies will more than likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social website cookies

To enable you to share our content on social networking sites, we have included sharing buttons on the AGCAS website.

Cookies are set by:


The privacy implications will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics, such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at, etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so-called 'analytics' programs also tell us how people reached this site (eg, from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, and help us to develop our services to you. We use Google Analytics for these features.

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will limit the functionality of our website (and a large proportion of the world's websites) as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

• Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet
• In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
• To enable cookies: Set the slider to 'Medium' or below
• To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
• Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in IE.
   For more information, see Microsoft support.

Mozilla Firefox

• Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select 'Options'
• Select the Privacy panel
• To enable cookies: Check 'Accept cookies for sites'
• To disable cookies: Uncheck 'Accept cookies for sites'
• Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in
   Firefox. For more information, see Mozilla support.

Safari on OSX

• Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
• Click on 'Security'
• To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site
   you navigate to'
• To disable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Never'
• Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in
   Safari. For more information, see Apple support.

Google Chrome

• Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
• Select Settings
• Click 'Show advanced settings'
• In the Privacy section, click the 'Content settings' button
• To enable cookies in the Cookies section, pick 'Allow local data to be set',
   this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only
   first-party cookies pick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
• To disable cookies, in the Cookies section, pick 'Block sites from setting
   any data'
• Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in
   Chrome. For more information, see Google support.


• Click on 'Setting' at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
• Select 'Quick Preferences'
• To enable cookies: check 'Enable Cookies'
• To disable cookies: uncheck 'Enable Cookies'
• Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in
   Opera. For more information, see Opera support.

All other browsers

Look for a 'help' function in the browser - or contact the browser provider.

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