1. Who Are We?
2. Our website
3. What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past use of the website.
For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user's internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users.
4. What other software do we use?
We also have pixels (which are small pieces of software developed and provided by advertisers and social media service providers) which are integrated into the website in order to provide you with more relevant advertisements, tailored to your interests.
obtain information about your preferences and use of our website;
carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our users’ requirements;
target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based content that are personalised to your interests; and
make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
6. Types of cookies The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:
Session cookies—these allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards
Persistent cookies—these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache.
Strictly necessary cookies—these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided.
Targeting and advertising cookies—these cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on our website and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers.
Statistical/Performance cookies—these cookies collect information about how you use our website, e.g. which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.
Functionality cookies—these cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
The cookies we use more information about the cookies we use and why:
Google Analytics Statistical/ Performance
The cookies placed by Google are the “_ga”- (2-year lifespan), as well as the “_gid” (1-day lifespan) and “_gat” cookie (1-minute lifespan). It enables us to learn information about our users’ use of our website, such as the time of visit, the pages viewed, whether the user has visited the website before, and the website visited prior to visiting the website. For further information please see: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?csw=1
Google Tag Manager Statistical/ Performance
“_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx-x” is used by Google Tag Manager to support Google Analytics on the site. It helps us monitor the use and performance of our website.
Other Tracking Device & browser type and open statistics
All emails have a tracking pixel ( a tiny invisible image ) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.
All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Mailchimp platform contain a unique tracking reference, this reference help us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.
How to contact us, If you have any questions or concerns about the information in this notice, or about our handling of personal information more generally, or if you would like more detailed information on a particular point, you should contact our Chief Operating Officer who can be contacted as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. How Will You Tell Me About Changes To This Privacy Notice?