To enhance Participants experience, Hotpoint World of Knowledge Programme also use "cookies". Cookies are small data files that the Hotpoint World of Knowledge Programme server places on a visitor's computer hard drive or device to store preferences and to help Hotpoint and its external service providers understand how Participants are using the Hotpoint World of Knowledge Programme. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell Hotpoint and its external service providers the e-mail address or other personal information unless Participants choose to provide this information to Hotpoint and its external service providers by completing the registration process. Once Participants choose to provide Hotpoint and its external service providers with personal information through the registration process filling-in on-line form, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
Furthermore, cookies and other technologies may be used in email messages sent by Hotpoint World of Knowledge Programme delivery system or to help Hotpoint and its external service providers measuring the effectiveness of the content and how Participants use the programme. With respect to content display, information about accesses or visits, may be used to serve content/messages/interaction pop-ups to Participants.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. Participants can set their browser option so that they will not receive cookies and they can also delete existing cookies from their browser. However, Participants may find that some parts of the programme may not function properly if Participants refused cookies or similar tracking technologies. Participants should be aware that disabling cookies or similar tracking technologies might prevent them from accessing some of the content and hamper their viewing of editorial content. Cookies must be enabled in order to register with the programme.