What is a cookie?

The majority of websites you visit will use cookies in order to make your visit to the site easier, faster and save you entering information during each visit.  Cookies are small text type files which are stored on the user’s local computer which hold information about the user.  The website uses this information to recognise the user.  It may contain information about your preferences during previous visits so the website can provide you with information it recognises as relevant to your interest.  If a website does not use cookies it will think you are new to the site each time you visit.  Some websites may not function correctly if you choose not to accept cookies.

You can choose not to accept cookies.

You can change the options within your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to you and you can then accept or refuse them.  It is also possible to delete cookies that have previously been received by your computer.  The ECHA Microbiology Ltd and MicrobMonitor2 sites use cookies.  In order to place orders or download information from our sites you are required to log into the site by doing so you are agreeing to accept cookies in order for the website to function correctly. These cookies then allow the site to remember who you are when you brows to different pages without the need to re-enter information on every page you visit.  If you require the ability to order products or download information from our sites then it will be necessary for you to accept the use of cookies sent to your computer from our websites.

Tracking/user analysis cookies.

These cookies allow us to see how many users are visiting this site and uses a third party service (such as Google Analytics ) to do so. For more information please visit  www.allaboutcookies.org