A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto your device (your computer, smartphone or tablet) when you use certain websites.
It allows the website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.
A cookie doesn't give us access to your device or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why. It also shows which cookies are third party cookies. These are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user.
|Squiz matrix session||SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION|
These session cookies allow the site to identify a unique user visit. These do not contain any human readable personal data and are used for website functionality. They expire after a browser session.
|Google Analytics||Google Analytics _ga|
This third party cookie helps us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you've visited the site before. It expires after two years.
|Google Analytics||Google Analytics _gat|
This third party cookie is used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. It expires after 10 minutes.
|Google Maps||Google Maps APISID, GMAIL_RTT, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID||These cookies are used by Google wherever Google Maps is embeded on our website.|
Do we need to get your permission to download cookies?
Yes, we must get your active consent to download cookies to your user device.
We do not control the download of third party cookies from other websites.
However, we must give you information on any third party cookies which can be set when you visit our site and give you advice on what to do if you are concerned about them.
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can restrict or block cookies which are set during your use of the website by changing your browser’s settings. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
If you have any concerns about the way in which cookies are being used on this website, or the arrangements we have put in place to help you manage cookies, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find out more about cookies?
To find out more about cookies and the regulations which apply to their use, check out: