A cookie is a small file that contains text and is downloaded on to a device when a user accesses certain web sites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can learn more about cookies, here: https://ico.org.uk/global/cookies/
Which cookies are used?
- Google Analytics cookies to monitor how many users are using our site, how they find the site, which pages they visit, how long they are on the site for, and what type of device they are using (i.e. mobile, tablet, PC). We can view reports which analyse this information, but we can’t identify individual users.
- Session cookies are used for all visitors. This cookie expires when you leave the site.
- If you click on one of the social media icons then the subsequent sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+) will set cookies.
Can cookie information identify individuals?
No, we cannot identify individual users from cookies.
Can I stop cookies being saved on my computer?
If you do not want cookies saved on your computer, or any other device, then you can block them. There is more information on how to do this, here: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ It is worth considering that websites may not function properly for you if you do this.
Visitors to this site who do not block cookies are presumed to have given their consent to the cookies used on this site.