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What is a cookie?

Cookies are small data files which are stored on you computer when you visit a website.

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How we use cookies

We use different cookies for different things:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit our website
  • to track you as you navigate our website
  • to improve the website’s usability
  • to analyse the use of our website

For example, if you prefer to view our website in a larger font, we use a cookie to record your preference for the next time you visit. Or we may use a cookie to detect if you have previously filled in one of our surveys.

Until cookies are accepted the site has only 3 cookies in use:

  • Has_js – stores a Boolean value. This is essential for Drupal th know whether JavaScript is enabled in the visito’s web browser, and to cater for this accordingly
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  • Cookie-agreed – stores an integer denoting whether the user has agreed to or declined cookies

All of the above are essential for the site to function.

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Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

Can I stop cookies from being stored on my computer?

Yes you can. How you do it depends on which browser you use. 

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Last updated: Monday 18th October 2021 09:49:21 AM
Review date: Thursday 13th October 2022 09:49:08 AM