Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website and increase the user experience.
Cookies can be classed as “persistent” or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
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 ‘necessary’ cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (statistics cookies) and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising (marketing cookies).
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
When you use the website, you may also be sent third party cookies. These are common in scenarios when entering the website through search engines or clicking on links to external websites, in particular social media.
They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies and are subject to their own cookie policies found on their websites.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
Internet Explorer – Click “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
Firefox – Click “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
Google Chrome – Click “Options”, “Under the hood”, Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain website features.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
Internet Explorer – manually delete cookie files
Firefox – “Clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu. Cookies option will need to be selected.
Google Chrome – Adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options”, “Under the hood”, Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
If you have any concerns or uncertainty with this policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org