Privacy and cookies

Privacy policy

CIM Academy recognises that your privacy is important to you. The information you submit will be kept confidential and stored within a computer database or otherwise, by CIM, under strictly regulated conditions in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Any personal information provided by you to CIM Academy will only be used for the following purposes: updating and enhancing your CIM records, defining areas of interest to you and improving the website to meet users' habits and requirements, advising you of other CIM products and services which may be of interest.

CIM Academy will not make this information available to organisations outside of CIM, unless you opt-in to this service. By registering with CIM Academy you are consenting to the processing of your personal data as required and stated above. To opt-out of receiving information about CIM products and services please email training@cim.co.uk stating "Mail list1" in the subject line.

Cookies policy

We use cookies and similar technologies, such as tags and pixels (“Cookies”), to personalise and improve your customer experience as you use our Websites and to provide you with relevant online advertising. This section provides more information about cookies, including how we use them and how you can exercise your choices about our use of cookies.

 

How we use Cookies

Cookies are small data files that allow a website to collect and store a range of data on your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device.

We use cookies when you visit the CIM Academy site. Cookies help us to provide important features and functionality on our site, and we use them to improve your customer experience. There are four main types of cookies – here’s how and why we use them.

Site functionality cookies – these cookies allow you to navigate the site and use our features.

Site analytics cookies – these cookies allow us to measure and analyse how our customers use the site, to improve both its functionality and your experience.

Customer preference cookies – when you are browsing on our site, these cookies will remember your preferences (like your language or location), so we can make your experience as seamless as possible, and more personal to you.

Targeting or advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you.  They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. These Cookies may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address, and the website you arrived from.

By using our site, you agree to us placing these sorts of cookies on your device and accessing them when you visit the site in the future.  If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, the “help” section in your browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.  Further information about cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org

Please be aware that disabling cookies on your browser will reduce your ability to browse online with CIM. We use cookies to process products in your basket and orders. Disabling your cookies will mean you cannot purchase through our website.

This would also be a common experience of reduced functionality across many websites.

How do I opt-out of cookies?

You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below:

Find out which internet browser you use

  1. On a PC: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select 'About'
  2. On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select 'About' (make sure the browser is open)

Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer allows you to select the level of cookie filter on the basis of the source of the cookie and whether the source has a privacy policy.

  1. Choose 'Tools'
  2. Click on 'Internet Options'
  3. Click the 'Privacy' tab
  4. Move the slider to choose your settings
  5. For more detailed privacy settings click on 'Advanced'

Opting out of cookies in Safari

  1. Choose 'Preferences' from Safari menu
  2. Select 'Security'
  3. Cookie settings are shown
  4. Choose your settings

Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome

As a default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

  1. Click on the 'Tools' menu
  2. Select 'Options'
  3. Click the 'Under the Bonnet' tab
  4. Find the 'Privacy' section
  5. Click 'Content settings'
  6. Click the 'Cookie settings' tab and choose your settings

Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox

You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.

  1. Click on 'Menu', then 'Options'
  2. Select 'Privacy'
  3. Select 'Cookies'
  4. Choose your settings

Opting out of Flash Cookies

If you'd like to control the use of Flash Cookies on your computer, Adobe's website offers tools to do this.