Menu Search Home

Cookie Policy


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. In turn, this can help Combined Ecology (A division of BTO services Ltd) provide a better service to website users. You can find more information about cookies at: and

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide (PDF). A list of the types of cookies used on this website is set out below.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how this website works. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.

Email tracking

If you register to receive communications via email, then messages you receive may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, email being opened and links being clicked. This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications so that we can improve them and may occasionally be used to send relevant further communications in response to your actions (e.g. clicking a particular link) or inactions (e.g. not opening an email). You can unsubscribe from email communications at any time using the unsubscribe link contained in each message.

Functionality cookies

Only used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting on a blog or sharing on Social Media.

The information these cookies collect is only used for the purpose of providing these features and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookies not in use by BTO

Combined Ecology (the BTO) do not make use of cookies referred to as ‘Category 4’ in the ICC UK Cookie guide. These may be described as ‘targeting cookies’ or ‘advertising cookies’ - generally used by a third party (usually an advertising network). They may be used to register when adverts have been shown to a user, or monitor when a user clicks on advertising - providing a picture of a unique user’s browsing habits. These are functions Combined Ecology and the BTO do not implement. 

Controlling Cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you. Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.