What is a Cookie?
Most websites you will visit will use ‘cookies’ to improve your user experience by enabling the website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a small, simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers but it allows a website to then remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
When someone visits this site we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. Primarily, we do this to find out information on the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We do this with the purpose to improve our website effectiveness and we collect this information in a way which does not identify any individuals. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personal information from this or any other source. If we were to collect personal information in the future we would make it clear that we are doing so and the purpose thereof.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser setting; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout