WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word “cookie” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Cookies have a number of different uses, e.g. they can help to navigate you between pages efficiently, and store your preferences. Cookies also help website operators to identify which of their content is popular and therefore help them to ultimately improve their site and the services they offer to users. If you disable or block all or some of these cookies, you may lose some features and functionality of the website.
There are a variety of types of cookies and tracking technologies, which can be broadly divided into the following 4 categories:
1. Those that are strictly necessary – (e.g. cookies that enable you to move around our Site);
2. Those that enhance the functionality of our Site by storing your preferences (e.g. cookies that remember you when you return to our Site);
3. Those that help to improve the performance of our Site to provide you with a better user experience; and
4. Those used for advertising or tracking purposes.
First and Third Party Cookies
The categories of cookies listed above may be set directly by us through our Site during your visit (known as ‘first party cookies’). However, certain cookies falling within these categories may also be set and/or read by third party websites who we permit to run content on some of the pages that you are viewing (known as ‘third party cookies’). For example, we set Google Analytics cookies provided by Google Inc. to help us monitor website traffic to our Site which helps us to improve its performance. We may also use third party cookies to help us improve our Site’ functionality including integrating our Site with social media platforms provided by third parties.
WHAT COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES DO WE USE?
We use, or allow third parties to set, the following cookies and tracking technologies on our Site:
Google Analytics: these cookies provide general web statistics about traffic to our website. No information identifying you individually is stored.
DISABLING/ENABLING COOKIES ON OUR SITE
If we significantly change the use of our cookies or tracking technology, we will inform you and describe the use of those cookies to you so that you can understand what is being placed on your device and for what purpose.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by using the information provided under the column headed “How to disable/enable this cookie” in the table above or by modifying the settings in your browser. For instructions on how to do this, please visit the Browser Settings for Cookies page provided by www.aboutcookies.org or alternatively refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions by clicking "Help" in your browser menu.
Whilst visiting our Site, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using our Site. This information includes the URL of the website which linked you to our Site, your IP address and the pages you visit while on our Site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet.
We keep a record of each user's activity by reference to the IP address of the internet connection(s) they use to access our Site. These logs enable us to prevent users who breach our terms and conditions by refusing communications from their IP addresses to our Site.
If you are concerned that we have blocked in error an IP address that you use to access our Site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org