A cookie is a small file containing just text, downloaded on to a device when a user accesses certain web sites. Cookies are useful because they allow a web site to recognise a user’s device.
- monitor how many visitors use the site, how they find the site, which pages they visit and what computer systems they are using
- help us improve the site and make it work well for all users
- help us market the site cost-effectively, keeping our costs down
Which cookies are used?
This site uses:
- Google Analytics cookies to monitor how many users are using the site, how they find the site, which pages they visit and what type of devices they are using. As an example, this information can help us see how many users are using mobile phones and how many are using computer monitors of various sizes. We can view reports analysing this information, but we can't identify individual users - see: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
- Google cookies to store users' preferences such as preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on
- Google Translate cookie to store your language preference
- YouTube cookies to track viewing of Youtube videos on the website
- a cookie storing the user's screen size in pixels, to help deliver the best size of image to that user as they browse around this site
- a cookie storing the fact that the user has accepted cookies, to prevent users being presented with the cookie consent notice on every page
Can any of the cookie information identify individuals?
We cannot identify individual users.
Can I stop cookies being saved on my computer?
Users who do not want to have cookies saved on their computers or other devices can block them - see the information below. Users who do not block cookies are presumed to have given their consent to the cookies used on this site.
- the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) web site is a good source of information about data protection and privacy
- how to block cookies in your web browser (bear in mind that many
web sites may not function normally for you if you do this) - see: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or need any more information.