1. What are cookies
2.1 We use the following types of cookies:
(a) Essential cookies – these are required for the operation of our website.
(b) Analytic/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
(c) Functionality cookies – these are used for forms for example on our competition forms, to monitor single admonition.
(d) Targeting cookies – these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This is held within Google Analytics, who may use your information for advertising. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
2.2 The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|Type of cookie||Function and further information|
|Analytics cookies including Google analytics||These are common performance cookies that many websites use. They allow us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users use our website and helps us to improve the website. The information collected includes technical information regarding the user’s browser, operating system, IP address and screen resolution. It also includes how users came to the website (which search engine and search terms were used, which links were clicked on) and the user’s navigation on the website (number of visits, dates and times of visits, time spent on the website, which pages have been loaded etc.). A tracking cookie from Google is also used to protect users from known malicious sites.|
|Speed of requests to server||We use certain cookies to optimise the speed of requests to the server.|
|Microsoft synchronisation cookie||This cookie is used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.|
|Type of device||This cookie is used to determine what type of device (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.|
|YouTube cookies||Cookies are used to register a unique ID (used by Google) to record statistics of how the user uses YouTube videos across different websites, which videos the user has seen, and to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|Identifying trusted web traffic||This cookie is used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.|
|Facebook cookies||Certain cookies are used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
3. Third party websites and social networks
4. Disabling cookies
5. Changes to this policy and further information
5.2 You can find out more about cookies generally and how to disable them at www.allaboutcookies.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.