A cookie is a small packet of data, which is stored in the users browser, as requested by a website. The data file can be retrieved next time the users returns, thus allowing the site to identify the user as the is same person. This is useful when you need to remember the states of a someones previous activity when navigating separate pages. Examples of this is when logging in, saving items in a shopping basket, or simply saving a personal preference.
Cookies are regulated by the ICO under the EU Cookie Directive. for more information visit the information commissioners office:- www.ico.gov.uk
There are three main types of cookie:-
In most cases browsers will offer a “do not track” option. By going to your browser settings you should also be able to delete cookies or refuse them altogether.
The website wont be able function without these and so they are therefore required for the website to work at all. These types of cookie do not require consent and you should avoid disabling these types of cookie.
Functionality cookies are used to save a users preference. This allows the website to be customised to the users choice.
Performance cookies are those that enhance your user experience. Benchmarking data provided by these types of cookies allow website operators to identify needs of improvement.
What cookies do we use?
|Strictly Necessary||PHPSESSID||This is used an identifier for the users current session|
|Performance||Google Analytics||We use Google Analytics as a benchmarking tool to review traffic on our website.|