Website Cookie Policy

Please note by continuing to use this website you are consenting to us using cookies for the purposes stated in our cookie policy below. If you do not consent to our cookie policy, you should follow the steps below to manage and disable cookies using your browser.

Please be aware that if you disable cookies certain sections of our website will not function properly.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Web Master on +44 (0)28 9038 7927 or alternatively email toninem@early-years.org

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

The majority of websites will use cookies to improve user experience, storing user preferences and navigating between pages efficiently. Cookies make the connection between users and the website they are viewing faster and easier. Other sites may use cookies to target advertising messages and deliver these based on your browsing habits.

If you are worried what cookies a website uses, be sure to check their cookie policy. For further information please visit www.aboutcookies.org

What is the Cookie law?

In May 2011 the law which applies to how cookies are used for storing information changed and the deadline for updating websites in line with this law came into effect on 26 May 2012.

How Early Years uses cookies on this website

The cookies on this site enable us to identify members by usernames and passwords when logging into the 'members only' area, to remember the goods in your shopping basket within our bookstore, to proceed to the checkout stage and to use for analytical purposes in viewing unique web visits to early-years.org or to view the device preference of our users to improve our interface design for users. Our website search function also uses cookies to record temporary session information which is crucial for the search function to perform.

Booking forms for events such as our Annual Early Years Conference and AGM use cookies to ensure ease of navigating through the booking process and to proceed to the booking confirmation making the booking possible.

What is Google Analytics?

The analytical cookies we use on this site are to provide us with information on our users’ experience as they navigate the site. This allows us to respond to user preferences and improve the functionality and design of our websites. We do not share or sell any personal information about our users. Our analytical account is specifically used to monitor website performance and to advance our site.

Managing cookies

To opt out of receiving any cookies, you can change your browser settings to restrict or block cookies. The 'help' function in browsers will enable you to implement these restrictions. Please follow the steps below to change your cookie settings. For other browsers please visit www.aboutcookies.org

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0
  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'.
  • In the options window select 'Privacy' tab.
  • To enable cookies, set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below.
  • To disable cookies, move the slider to the top to block all cookies.
  • For more information on levels of cookie adjustment please visit www.windows.microsoft.com
Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Options'.
  • On the pop-up window, select the 'Privacy' tab and select 'Cookies'.
  • Choose your preferred settings.
  • For more information on levels of cookie adjustment please visit www.support.mozilla.org
Opera
  • Click on 'Setting' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'.
  • Select 'Quick Preferences'.
  • Select your preference for cookies.
  • For more information on levels of cookie adjustment please visit www.opera.com
Google Chrome
  • Click on 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'.
  • Select 'Under the Bonnet' tab and select 'privacy' section.
  • Choose the 'content settings' button and click on 'cookies settings' tab.
  • Choose your preferred settings.
  • For more information on levels of cookie adjustment please visit www.support.google.com
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Early Years International Conference and AGM 2017 is sponsored by Hope Education

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