This site, like many websites uses “cookies”, which are small pieces of textual data that we ask your web browser to store on your computer, and then give back to us each time you visit a page. Essentially this allows us to know a bit more about you as you move from page to page within our Website (http://www.elexon.co.uk) and from visit to visit.
A complete list of cookies, specific cookie names and purposes can be found towards the bottom of the page.
Purpose of cookies
Cookies may sound intrusive, but in fact each and every request that you make to a web server is treated in complete isolation, so storing a cookie is the only way that a site can know that you are the same user that you were on the last page that you accessed. Without them you wouldn’t be able to log into a website, and pages would not be able to be customised to you in any way.
Cookies allow us to store your preferences to correctly present content, options or functions throughout our Website and distinguish you from other users of the Website. They also allow us to analyse information about how many people use our Website and what pages they tend to visit. We do this to provide you with a better Website by monitoring which pages you find useful and improving the Website to better meet your needs.
Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (the PECR), we must provide full disclosure about the cookie data that we store on your computer, and where such cookies are not essential to the operation of our Website allow you to opt out of their storage on your computer.
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How to manage cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. How you control or delete cookies depends on which version of your internet browser you’re using. You can check this by going to the ‘Help’ section of your browser.
To find out more about cookies, and how to manage cookies on particular browsers, websites such as aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org provide more detailed information and instructions for managing cookies from your browser. You can also visit your browser developer’s website for further information.
These are third party websites, and we are not responsible for the information provided there.
Further information about your privacy
Types of cookies we use
We use or may use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website and without which the website could not perform basic functions. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/Performance cookies
These collect information about how visitors use a website, for example, counting page visits, dwell time, bounce rates, technologies used to access the site, and page load speeds. This is used to improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to a website. They allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
The boxes below shows the specific cookies that we store on your computer. Some of them are classed as essential to the operation of the site (so your only choice if you are not happy with them is not to use the site), but others are optional and you may opt out of them if you wish.
The preferences that you choose are specific to the computer or device that you are currently using.