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Elshaddai Technologies is using the cookies for statistical purposes, which help us to improve our services. Elshaddai Technologies use Google Analytics to provide us with information about the use of the website and improving security on the website to prevent fraudulent activity and protect your personal information. Another reason for Elshaddai Technologies using the browser cookies is storing an anonymous reference to information you enter into the website e.g to track popular search terms.
If you decide to disable cookies we record this so you don't get asked the question again. You will find that most of the website works as expected although functions that rely on cookies are obviously disabled. These functions include using online forms (e.g. our enquiry form) or any feature that requires a login. We use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences, which has a couple of consequences:
If you delete all your cookies you will have to tell us your preference again
If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preference again. For this reason, Elshaddai Technologies will advise you to use the browser cookies.
The original EU legislation that became known as the “E-Privacy Directive“ was published in 2003 and implemented as European Directive - 2002/58/EC then amended by Directive 2009/136/EC that included a requirement to seek consent for cookies and similar technologies. The EU Directive entered UK law on 26th May 2011 as “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011” often referred to as PECR - and this is still in force today. PECR sits alongside the more widely known legislation GDPR - both are regulated by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) www.ico.gov.uk.