What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing letters and numbers which are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. We use cookies to identify you from other users visiting our website, so that we can improve your user experience and the way our website works when you are browsing through it.

The following types of cookie are used:

  • Session cookies which expire when you close your browser and do not remain on your computer (e.g. nqdm)
  • Persistent cookies which are normally used to enable sites to remember your preferences. They are stored on your computer (e.g. abVariant)
  • Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (third party cookies).

Cookies used on our website

Whistl use cookies in order to make it easier to use and to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you. Cookies also provide us with information about how this Website is used so we can keep it is as up to date, relevant and error free as possible. The types of cookies we currently use on our Website are detailed below. The cookie categories are based on the definitions contained in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide Strictly Necessary cookies enable services you have specifically asked for and are essential in order for you to move around our website and use its features. Our website uses these cookies in a variety of ways, such as identifying you as a user when you are logged in, and remembering information you have entered in forms when you navigate to different pages during your session on our website.

We also use Performance Cookies to collect information about how you interact with our website, for instance which pages you visit most often, and if you receive error messages from web pages. We use third-party services (such as Google Analytics) to analyse how you use our website including pages you have viewed and selections you have made during your visit. Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. For example, Identify you as having consented to use of cookies by this Website and remember settings you've applied (such as layout, text size, preferences and colours). Whistl websites do not currently use any targeting/advertising cookies. Where Whistl websites require users to log in, cookies must be enabled on your system to access these services. If you choose to prevent cookies, we cannot guarantee access to the services provided through Whistl websites.

Permissions and managing cookies

By using this Website you agree to the use of cookies. If you prefer not to accept cookies or if you prefer to be warned when one is being used, you can update these settings in the settings menu of your browser but you might not be able to use some of our online services. For more information regarding cookies and how you can manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org