Cookies are encrypted/unencrypted text files that are stored in the local directory of a computer’s browser that allow a website to identify the device connecting to it. Cookies are used for a variety of purposes, such as saving website preferences, tracking website behaviours, verifying the user for security purposes and tracking the user between pages.
What we track:
The website you are currently using has the following cookies:
- A persistent Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track information about your usage of the site. This allows us to track information such as how you arrived at the site, the links you used and how frequently you visit the site.
- A non-persistent session cookie that allows us to track the browser connecting to the site, and ensure you are served the correct page as you navigate the site.
The table below gives a description of the nature of the cookies we use:
|Cookie / Type
||What data is held?
||Link to personal data?
||Type of Cookie / lifespan
||Any third party cookies (If yes, who sets)
|Google Analytics / 3rd party from Google Inc.
||Google analytics sets cookies to enable us to track the usage of pages and services on our sites.
||Visit duration, page views, location, operating system, browser, entry path, no. of visits
||Yes, Google Inc.
||Session ID cookie that enables a user to be identified within pages
||Pseudorandom number string
Our cookies do not contain information that can directly identify you. We use the cookies on this website to:
- Collect usage statistics and analyse them through Google Analytics.
- Track you as you use the website and provide you the correct information on the pages you navigate to.
When using this website, there may be externally hosted content. This can result in these websites sending cookies that we do not have control over. Consequently we suggest you check any third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.
Further information about cookies
If you wish to learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org