Within the meaning of EU cookie law (European Directive 2009/136/EC Article 5(3) of the E-Privacy Directive), we are obliged to comply with regulations of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). UK websites now must provide visitors with sufficient information to make a decision on whether they are happy to for a "cookie" to be placed on their device before placing a cookie".
We understand that the Information Commissioner's Office has indicated that it is acceptable for web sites to assume users have consented to their use. Despite this, we also use a cookie control provided by Civic (see below).
This notice has been made necessary by a European Commission directive that confuses a goal (securing web user's privacy) with a technology (cookies).
We use a the Cookie Control provided by CIVIC, an Edinburgh-based web development and internet marketing company. This web site control, which you will see on the bottom corner of your screen one-time, enables the SOC to remain in compliance with UK and EU law on broswer cookies.
See the ICO's Guidance (PDF Download) if you wish read more about cookies and the UK/EU legislation.
Publish until: 31 Dec 2020
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