What is a cookie?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as personalised greetings (if used) and to help us track your progress through the site.
The help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of our website’s most innovative and useful features and disabling them may mean you cannot use these features. More information on how to manage and disable cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org
If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
Types of cookies used on the website
The cookies we use are analytical cookies that are split between performance cookies and functionality cookies.
Performance cookies collect information about how you use the website.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and allow us to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that you find what you are looking for more easily. These cookies do not collect information about your identity. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve the performance of the website. By using the website you agree that we can place these types of cookie on your device.
Functionality cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies are also used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised and they do not gather information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you have been on the internet. By using the website you agree that we can place these types of cookie on your device. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the reasons why we use them in the table below.
|Google Analytics||These cookies allow us to record visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information, but it does use your computer’s IP address to determine from where in the world you are accessing the website and to track your page visits within the website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.|
|PHPSESSID||Session||The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.|
|pt-euc_accept||Cookies enabled||The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. This cookie is enabled when you choose to accept cookies, or continue browsing the site.|
Most of our cookies will expire at the end of the browser session. However, if your browser is not closed for any reason, all our cookies will expire after two years.
If you want to contact us with any questions, comments or complaints about how we collect, use or retain cookies, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This cookie statement is dated May 2018.