Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

Acritas is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains how we will handle the personal information you provide to us and what we learn about you from your visit to our website. By using this site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to our Privacy Policy then please do not use this site.

Data Protection Act

We are conscious of our responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 and we shall endeavour to ensure that the personal information we obtain and use will always be held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in accordance with that Act and all other applicable data protection laws and regulations.

How we obtain information about you

The information we collect varies depending upon which part of the website you visit and how you interact with it. Information about you may be collected without you being aware of it.

Information which you are aware we collect

On certain pages you can apply for information, or provide details to register for the panel. These details you will complete yourself.

What we do with your information

As a general rule the information which you supply will be processed purely for the purpose(s) for which it is supplied and collected. We will not share your details with any third parties for marketing or promotional services. Even if you have requested we send you information, each time we do send you such material, we will provide an opportunity for you to unsubscribe from receiving further information from us.

How we protect the information we process

We have put in place measures which ensure the security of the information we collect and its correct use. These are appropriate to the nature of the information and prevent unauthorised access. Our security measures include the use of software firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

Our cookies policy

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
  • to track you as you navigate our website;
  • to improve the website’s usability;
  • to analyse the use of our website;
  • in the administration of this website.

Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector;

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;

(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

The accuracy of your information

While we endeavour to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date, we shall assume that in the absence of evidence to the contrary, the information you provide us with is accurate. Should there be any inaccuracies in the information of which you inform us, or of which we become aware, it shall be promptly rectified by us.

Changes to the Policy

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, add or remove sections of this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be notified to you using the e-mail address you have given us or by an announcement on this site. Your continued use of this site, following the posting of changes to these terms, will mean you accept these changes.

Access Rights

You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you. If you wish to obtain a copy of this information, please write to us at the details given below enclosing your postal details.

Privacy Queries

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or you wish to update your details or remove your personal data from our records, please contact us at

updated March 3, 2016

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