What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device, track technical metrics and secure the website. Those cookies are set by us and are called first-party cookies.
We use strictly necessary cookies to: (i) collect technical data related to the website’s technical architecture; and (ii) to secure our website.
We use non-essential analytics cookies to: (i) collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the website; and (ii) observe and analyse traffic levels and other metrics on our website, which helps us improve our website, as well as your overall user experience. We only use non-essential cookies where we have your consent (see below).
Further information on the types of cookies we use is set out below.
types of cookies used
|Google ReCaptcha||_grecaptcha||Necessary||To distinguish between human or machine when filling out a form||179 days|
|Google ReCaptcha||rc::a, rc::b, rc::c, rc::d-#||Necessary||To distinguish between human or machine when filling out a form||Persistent (rc::a, rc::d#) [6 months] Session (rc::b, rc::c)|
|Cache Function||cache-sprite-plyr||Necessary||To optimize the website’s response time.||Persistent|
|Cookie Consent||CookieConsent||Necessary||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain||2 years|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Analytics||To help identify website visitors||2 years|
|Video ID (Vimeo)||vuid||Analytics||To track video views on website when videos are watched by user||2 years|
How long are cookies stored for?
Our website uses two types of cookies: persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your device for a certain period of time (as indicated in the table above) or until you manually delete them or object to them. Session cookies are cookies that expire at the end of the browser session (e.g., when you leave our website and close your browser).
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
The duration of the cookies is set out in the table above.
- On your first visit to our website on the homepage you will see a cookie banner informing you why cookies are used and asking you to consent to the use of non-essential cookies if you agree with us using them.
- You can also update your cookie preferences at all times by using the links below. Please note that you cannot disable strictly necessary cookies since these affect the functionality of our website and your ability to use certain features and functionalities.
Questions and Comments
If you have any questions or comments about our Website Privacy Notice, Cookies Policy or, if you are based in the EEA/UK and would like to exercise your data subject rights, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated on 01 September 2021