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However, if you wish to, you can change your browser settings to block or remove cookies at any time. For more information about how to remove cookies from your device, or how to block individual cookies from being received, please see the instructions and guidance at www.ico.org.uk.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small file of text and numbers which is created by the Website. When you visit the Website, the cookie is attached to your computer or other device but does not access your hard drive on your computer. If you revisit our Website, the cookie will be recognised by the Website.
are used to improve services for you by, for example:
- allowing our service to recognise the device accessing the Website to avoid repeat requests for your information;
- ensure your security and privacy when using the Website;
- improving our services by providing you with a tailored and personalised experience, where applicable; and
- measuring our Website visitor numbers, allowing us to improve the speed and efficiency of use.
We consider it key, when providing a user with our services that they are easy, useful and reliable for that user. In providing this online service, this involves placing small amounts of information on your device through which you are accessing the internet and, more pertinently, our Website. This information is held in cookies.
Cookies are not harmful to your computer and do not pose a security or virus risk to your computer, nor do they store any personal identifiable information about you. If you would like to know about what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then you may choose to visit www.aboutcookies.org for more detailed guidance.
WHICH WE USE
Cookies may fall into any of the following categories:
- Necessary cookies. These cookies are necessary in enabling us to protect your security and privacy when using the Website, as well as enabling you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, we are unable to provide you with services. These cookies gather no information about you for use in marketing or recording your browsing patterns on the internet. For these reasons, these cookies are unable to be disabled.
- Performance cookies. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous, with the sole purpose of helping to improve how the Website functions and to help us to identify any issues that arise in its use. These cookies do not target you with online advertising. These cookies are vital to us to help us learn how the Website is and address the improvements that are required to give you a better experience in using it.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies help us to shape your ongoing enjoyment of the Website by remembering your desired settings and tailor the Website to provide content for you in your favoured format. They can be used to remember your account details and other user specific requirements (i.e. language, font size etc.). These cookies cannot store information that tracks your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, you would have to customise your browsing experience on each individual occasion of accessing the Website.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies review and collate information regarding trends in your activities online. They remember your previous visit to a website and share this information with other organisations in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
The cookie specifications for this Website are as follows:
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use and access the Website. This information is used to compile reports to help us improve the site performance and your user experience. Google Analytics uses first party cookies to report on visitor interactions. These cookies collect anonymous information about visitors such as: number of visitors, new or returning visitors, referring sites and pages they have visited. Google Analytics uses the following cookies as detailed below:
|_utma||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||2 years from last update||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the Website. This is written the first time a user visits the site and is updated with each visit. If deleted a new unique cookie will be written during the next visit.|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||30 mins after the last update/visitor inactivity||This is used to establish and to continue a user session on the site. Each time a user visits a different page on the site the cookie is updated. If you have deleted this cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established each time you visit.|
|_utmc||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||Expires on exit of session||This cookie is operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user and expires when exiting the site.|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||6 months from setup/update||This cookie stores the referral type used by the visitor to reach the Website, whether via a direct method, referring link, site search, or campaign such as adwords or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view on the site.|
|_utmv||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||2 years from setup/update||This cookie is used to analyse custom user segments and is used for displaying custom statistical information in google analytics on site visitor trends and usage patterns.|
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy with regard to its analytics service at: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES?
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Please note that if you do turn cookies off, this may limit the service that we can provide to you and may affect your experience of the Website.
If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of cookie data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: April 2020