What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. Cookies contain small pieces of data which are used on our website to store your current preferences and to analyse how visitors use the site. By reading the data in the cookie we are able to apply your preferences from page to page as you move through our site. Cookies also help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

When you arrive on the Nepacs’ website a box will appear asking you whether you are happy to accept cookies. If you are you, then you should click ‘I am happy with this’.

How are cookies used?

There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are erased when the browser exits. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s hard drive until the user erases them or until they expire. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you, and they cannot be used to identify an individual user.

Opting out of cookies?

There are a number of options available so that you do not have to store any cookies at all. You can either set your browser so that it will not accept and store any cookie, or if you have a little more time and knowledge you are able to allow only certain ‘trusted’ sites to store cookies on your computer.

If you decline you should be aware that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Web browsers have cookie management abilities somewhere in their preferences settings, please refer to your browser’s ‘Help’ facility.

More information on what cookies are and how they work is available from The Information Commissioner’s Office (

Third party cookies

Some of the pages on Nepacs website contain embedded content such as YouTube video, Facebook or Twitter buttons or audio files. You may receive cookies delivered from these websites. Nepacs does not govern the publication of these third party cookies. To understand more about their cookies and privacy statements, please visit the relevant sites.