A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookie types:
- Session Cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer and remains there when you close your web browser. It will work until its expiry date (unless you delete it before it expires).
“Session Cookies” allow you to carry information across pages of our site. This avoids you having to re-enter information and allows you to access stored information.
You can use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on to stop your site activity being available to Google Analytics.
To remove other cookies from your PC, you can use these guides:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/
- Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/
This helps us measure how our website is used. It tells us which pages are being viewed and how many visitors are interacting with the website.
Information collected by these cookies will not personally identify you. It does, however, identify your computer and connection to the Internet. They only collect general information about your computer settings, connection to the Internet (e.g. operating system and platform), IP address, browsing patterns, and interactions within our Website.
The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
Our email communications may contain electronic images known as a tracking pixel. Tracking pixels are not used to access your personally identifiable information on our site. They allow us to accurately count the number of unique users who have opened or acted upon an email. Tracking pixels collect only a limited set of information including a unique identifier for the email, time and date when the email was opened.
Tracking pixels aren’t stored on your computer in the same way cookies are. To disable them, in your mail application block all images.
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Hopefully that has clarified things for you, if there is something you are not sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. For more information you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: