As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies. We're continuously working to implement appropriate changes to our website.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the Internet, whenever you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies.
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').
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as the Berkeley Group is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
Cookies set by the Berkeley Group
In order to comply with new rules, we use the classification developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK on the different types of cookies which we use on the Website and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on your device. Please be reassured that we are working on other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the Website.
How you can manage your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
Cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website, you won't be able to log on to My Berkeley. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit the following websites for further information on Cookies:
- Information about cookies
Comprehensive information on how to block or erase cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers:
Useful information about cookies can be found at:
- Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet advertising industry which can be found at:
- International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on this document from the ICC website.