1.2 Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide web services and functionalities for users. For example, they enable you to improve your experience on the LCH Portal and enable the LCH Portal to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you dont have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the LCH Portal or browse from one page to another.
1.3 You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit most of the LCH Portal. However, having cookies switched on should allow for a smoother and more tailored browsing experience, and is required for certain parts of the LCH Portal functionality. In the majority of cases, a cookie does not provide us with any personal information.
1.3.1 Types of Cookies
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. The LCH Portal uses both persistent and session cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which allows us to collect and analyze (on an anonymous basis) traffic and use of the LCH Portal, monitor the system and improve operating performance, for example, store your preferences to enhance your subsequent visits. It will not be automatically deleted when the browser is closed but is stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set for 13 months (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie is essential to ensure the correct functioning of the LCH Portal and is used to manage registration/login and access to reserved features. It is stored temporarily during a browsing session will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. This LCH Portal uses both persistent and session cookies. A complete list of the cookies we use is set out in the table at the end of this policy. This list (together with the rest of this policy) is subject to change from time to time.
We do not automatically capture or store personal information from browsers to the LCH Portal, other than to log your IP address (which in certain circumstances will be your personal data) and session information such as the duration of the visit to our site and the nature of the browser used. This information is used only for administration of the LCH Portal and in the compilation of statistics which we use for analysis in order to improve the LCH Portal and understand in general terms who uses our LCH Portal.
Cookies may be required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of the LCH Portal. Once you have closed your browser, this type of cookie is deactivated. Like all cookies, you are able to remove or block particular cookies at any time (see below).
1.3.4 Your Cookie Choices
The majority of browsers will allow you to alter the settings used for cookies and to disable and enable them as you require.
You can reject all cookies (except strictly necessary cookies) in case you prefer not to receive them, and you can have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. You can delete the cookies that are already on your computer and you can set your browser to prevent them from being placed. Disabling cookies may, however, prevent some web services (including on this LCH Portal) from working correctly. Please be aware that when you have set your computer to reject cookies, it can limit the functionality of the LCH Portal and it is possible then that you will not have access to some of the features on the LCH Portal.
To disable cookies, or to receive a warning whenever cookies are being used, you have to adjust your browser settings. You can adjust your browser settings to delete certain cookies. Visit the "help" section of your browser for how to manage your cookie settings, or follow the links below: