What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data sent to your device from a website which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. This means the website can recognise your device if you return to the same website. Some cookies expire at the end of your website session, others remain on your computer for longer.
Cookies used on this website
The exact names of cookies we use on this website may change over time, however, the descriptions below set out the types of cookies that may operate on our website:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use a shopping cart.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. We may also share this information with third parties such as our advertising partners to serve you with advertisements elsewhere on the internet.
You can find more information about the specific cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.
First and third-party cookies
“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to us and that we place on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your browsing device when you visit our site.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. You can also set your browser to alert you when a website sets or accesses cookies. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do this.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Some third parties may use Tracking Cookies to help gather information about your browsing activity so that they can deliver website advertising to you that is relevant to your interests. The advertising industries in EU have developed schemes to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for these purposes. You can find out more about the EU scheme from www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
If you wish to view a cookie’s code, just open your cookie file in your browser and click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your device manual.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.