WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They enable us to provide you with unique features you would not receive if you did not accept the cookies on our website.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHAT IS THEIR PURPOSE
Google Analytics: This collects information about how visitors use the website, to be able to compile reports and make improvements to better meet our users’ needs. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics data and privacy information (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245). Opt out add-on for Google Analytics (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
Google Analytics (Targeting cookies): We use Google Analytics Audience Demographics and Interest Reporting within Google Analytics to further our audience understanding so we can improve our content and user experience accordingly. Opt out of Google’s personalised advertising (https://myadcenter.google.com/home?hl=en&sasb=true&ref=ad-settings).
Google Conversion Tracking (Targeting cookies): We use conversion tracking to understand user behaviour and to improve our site. The Googleadservices.com cookies help website owners who buy ads from Google to determine how many people who click their ads end up purchasing their products. The conversion tracking cookie is set on your browser only when you click an ad delivered by Google where the advertiser has opted in to conversion tracking. These cookies expire within 30 days and do not contain information that can identify you personally. If this cookie has not yet expired when you visit certain pages of the advertiser’s website, Google and the advertiser will be able to tell that you clicked the ad and proceeded to that page. Each advertiser gets a different cookie, so no cookie can be tracked across advertiser websites. Opt out of Google’s personalised advertising (https://myadcenter.google.com/home?hl=en&sasb=true&ref=ad-settings).
HOW CAN I STOP COOKIES FROM BEING SAVED ON MY COMPUTER?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
Last updated: Sept 2023