What is a cookie anyway?
“Session cookies” are downloaded to your computer for a short period of time whilst you browse a particular website; these cookies might allow you to navigate better between pages or allow websites to remember the preferences you select. “Persistent cookies” can be used to help websites remember you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your interests. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to perform a number of different purposes across our website.
We may use the following cookies:
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website. They also let us see how our visitors browse our website. This helps us to improve our website so that you can find what you are looking for easily! While these cookies do not identify you personally, they will collect your browser information and anonymised data, for the purposes outlined above. In certain cases, some of these cookies are managed by third parties such as Google Analytics. Performance cookies are valid for different periods of time and they can be deleted at any stage using your browser settings.
Cookies named: _ga _gid _gat_gtag_UA_128191442_1
Various duration: a mix of session and “permanent” cookies lasting 30 mins, 6 months, or 1-2 yrs. Anonymously tracks use of website. These cookies are set or updated on any page visited.
Our website uses Google Analytics which places cookies on your computer to help our website figure out how visitors are using our website. The information that the cookie gathers about how you use the website (including your IP address – which is like an address for your computer) will be sent to and looked after by Google. Google then look at how you use our website and make reports for us that tell us how people are using our website. If you do not want these cookies on your computer, you can change the settings on your internet browser (or ask an adult to do this for you if you do not know how). You must understand that if you turn off cookies, you might not be able to use all parts of the website. Please visit: policies.google.com/privacy and support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 for further information on how Google uses your personal information.
If you do not want Google to collect and use your personal information through cookies, you can download and install the browser plug-in by following this link, tools.google.com, but please make sure that you are allowed to download it!
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Some internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. We respect this setting and our website will not track you if you enable this option.
Alternatively, you could visit aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them, and when they will expire by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.