What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that a website might store on your computer or access device. They allow websites to remember who you are. Typically, your browser will store each cookie as a small text file. A cookie will always contain the domain name of the originating website. For security, only the originating website has permission to read the cookie.
How Cookies are used
When you log in to the Website the Group will set a cookie containing a randomly generated unique reference number. This anonymous number allows The Group to identify you. The Group will never store your personal information directly as a cookie. By default, user cookies will be session cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. To be recognised on your next visit to the Website you will have to log in once more. If, as you log in, you tick the checkbox labelled “Remember me on this computer”, a persistent cookie will be set. Persistent cookies are not deleted when you close your browser, and will allow the Website to recognise you on your next visit. The use of persistent cookies is not advised on shared computers (such as in web cafés, schools, colleges, universities or public libraries).
Cookies allow the Group to see how the website is being used. This information forms the basis of future development work, and so enables The Group to continually improve its Website to best suit its users. They also allow the website to remember you when you log-in.
The tables below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Username||When a user logs in, maintains Authentication state.|
|VOPECRA||Persist||Never||Anonymous||Remembers when a user has elected to accept cookies.|
End of session
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. 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.|
|Google Translate||googtrans||Session||End of session||Stores your chosen language (if you decide to change it from English). This means that you do not have to select your chosen language every time that you load a new page.|
|Persistent||6 months||These cookies are used to remember Google Maps preferences.|
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.