- What are Cookies?
- A cookie is a piece of information stored in a small file which is sent to and from web pages. They can be used to identify that you've visited websites before and some will be stored on your computer by your web browser.
- We use short-term cookies to recognise your PC as you move around our Site and to remember any information you have entered into search boxes for next time you visit us.
Measuring web traffic
- We use Google Analytics to help us find out:
- how many people visit the Site;
- which pages are most popular;
- how long people spend in each area; and
- what information they're searching for,
these insights help us understand how to improve our Site.
- browser types;
- operating systems;
- referring sites that sent you to us; and
- the dates and times of a visit,
if you'd like to know more about Google Analytics, click here.
How can you manage cookies and where can you find further information?
- You can also stop us collecting data via Google Analytics by downloading an opt-out browser add-on here.
- A trusted source which gives information about how to delete and control cookies is https://www.aboutcookies.org/.
- However, it's important to remember … that cookies are essential for our Site to work properly so removing them may alter your user experience.
How to contact us and other important information
- If you would like to contact our Data Protection Officer, or get further information on the collection, use, disclosure, transfer or processing of your personal information or the exercise of any of the rights listed above, please contact us. You can do this by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have any data protection complaints, you're able to contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) (www.ico.org.uk). We'd like to try and help with any concerns you may have before you contact the ICO, so please get in touch with us in the first instance.