What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They allow our Site to store things like user preferences so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
Cookies enable you to use all the latest features of our Site and development tools and to personalize your experience on our Site. Cookies tell us which parts of our Site people have visited, and give us insights into user behaviour so we can improve our communications and products.
Some cookies are allocated to your device only for the duration of your visit to a website - these are called session based cookies. These cookies automatically expire when you close down your browser. We also use persistent cookies that remain on your device for a set period of time to avoid repeatedly asking you the same question, such as whether you allow us to install cookies.
In addition, please note that our Site contains third party cookies i.e. cookies that are set by a third party domain.
Types of cookies
The cookies used on our Site have been categorized based on the guidelines found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.We use the following cookies:
- Anonymous Analytical/performance cookies. Every time someone visits our Site, software provided by an XMOS-approved organisation generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can be used to verify whether or not that someone has visited the Site before. Their browser will tell us if they already have these cookies and, if not, we generate new ones. This allows us to track and count how many individual users we have; see how often they visit the Site; and see how visitors move around our Site while they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
You can adjust your device's web browser settings by using the Help function within the web browser. You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ to obtain instructions on how to adjust the web browser setting of your device. That site contains comprehensive information on how to adjust your web browser settings for a wide variety of web browsers.
If you disable or decline cookies, some features will not be available to you or function properly and you may not be able to access some parts of the Site or features of the development tools. If you delete the cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and will need to be re-created when you visit the Site or tools subsequently.
Changes to the Policy
We may make changes to this Policy at any time by sending an email to the last email address you gave us with the modified terms or by posting a copy of them on this website. Any changes will take effect 3 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the changed policy on the site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the Site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the changed policy.