22nd May 2018
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your browser, computer or other device when you visit websites, including our website (“our Website”). Cookies usually contain anonymous information which is accessible by the website which set it, on each later visit to that website or sometimes when you visit other websites.
Please note that we can also collect information about your usage of our Website from data contained in “log files”. Log files are not cookies; they do not contain any personal data; and they are not used to identify your personal use of our Website. When you request any web page from our Website, web servers automatically obtain your domain name and internet protocol (“IP”) address, but they reveal nothing personal about you and that data is only used to examine Website traffic in aggregate, to investigate abuse of our Website and its users, and/or to cooperate with law enforcement. Such data is not disseminated to third parties, except in aggregate.
- How you use our Website
- Identifiers such as your device and location
- Your preferences for our Website and services
Cookies cannot harm your computer or other device.
What cookies do we use?
There are four different types of cookie, which we explain here, and then we set out the cookies we uses in the table below.
- Necessary cookies: those required for the operation of our Website, which do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- Analytical/performance cookies: these allow us to collect information about how you use our Website, such as, how you move around our Website and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect personal data. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve the way our Website works, understand what interests our users generally and measure how effective our advertising is. Some of the performance cookies we use are issued as part of services provided by third parties, like Google Analytics.
- Functionality cookies: these are used to provide services or to recognise you when you return to our Website. These would enable us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences and improve your visit.
- Targeting cookies: these record your visit to a certain website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are linked to services provided by third parties, such as "Like" and "Share" buttons, in return for recognising that you have visited the relevant website. The third party may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites and present you with advertisements that you may be interested in.
We have summarized information about the actual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the following table:
|Where does the cookie originate?||Necessary||Performance||Functional||Targeting|
|Google Analytics (ga, cid)||x||x|
|Funding Options (affid, foid)||x||x|
|Funding Options (FO-phone_number, Cb-enabled, csrftoken, sessionid)||x||x|
How do I manage my cookie settings?
Please note that configuring your computer and/or mobile browser to reject ‘necessary’, ‘performance’ or ‘functional’ cookies may severely impact your experience on our Website and some parts of our Website will not function at all.