Effective Date: December 4, 2014
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website's features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
In order to be able provide relevant information to our visitors, we need aggregated statistical visitor data that is collected by means of cookies.
The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
How to manage and delete cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Cookies used by our websites
Our Websites Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using one of our Websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Changes to this policy
By using a Website, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Policy and elsewhere on a Website. We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Policy.
If you have any questions about our Policy or if you require any assistance in navigating or reading the materials on a Website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org