To enhance your experience of our website and to better understand how people use the website, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. This may also include cookies from third party social media websites. By visiting the website and continuing to navigate, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies.
1) What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site that is designed to store basic information (such as visitor preferences). It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Your Web browser accesses this file when you visit the website that originally created the cookie.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The cookies used on the website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- to recognise your computer when you visit the website
- to track you as you navigate the website
- to improve the website’s usability
- to analyse the use of the website
- in the administration of the website
- to personalise the website for you, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
3) Third-party cookies
When you use the website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
Social media plugins, advertisers and service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
- to track your browser across multiple websites
- to build a profile of your web surfing
- to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you
- to analyse the use of the website (analytics tools)
4) How to control cookies
You have the right to accept or stop cookies from being stored on your device at any time by modifying the settings in your web browser to reflect your cookie preferences.
Please refer to your browser instructions or the “Help” function within your browser to show you how. Alternatively, you may wish to use an online tool to help you opt out of the collection and use of information by visiting https://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
Please note that you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the website and content if cookies are disabled.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was last updated on 18 April 2018.