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Cookies policy

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer by your browser when you visit certain websites, including ours.  They improve things by measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs, to make the site work better for you and to give us useful information on the numbers of visits our site receives.

Cookies contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).  Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies and this can often be done in the help section of your browser. Turning off cookies will however limit your online experience.

We use Google Analytics to collect information on how people use our site.   We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.  Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.

It does not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. If you do not want us to use Google Analytics cookies, Google has a cookie opt-out option that can be here.

We have 2 embedded YouTube videos in the awards section of the website and watching these will place a cookie.  To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

The relevant regulator in this area, the Information Commissioner's Office, has published guidance on the different kinds of cookies and what they are used for.  The guidance, with Q&A, can be found here.

Further information on cookies can be found here and here.

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A cookie is a snippet of text that is sent from a website's servers and stored on a web browser. The non-essential cookies used on this website are:

Sessions - We set a small PHP session cookie for our cookie notification functionality, this is deleted as soon as you close your browser.

Google Analytics - This allows us to look at really useful data about the visitors we have had to our website.
Cookie details:
To read more about Google's cookies visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookiea

YouTube/Vimeo - If our website cotains videos then some cookies may be used for tracking views etc. These cookies are implimented if you press play though.


WordPress - If we have comments enabled or allow the public to contribute in other ways via default WordPress functionality we will also use some cookies. These are required for the website to function properly.
Cookie details:
To read more about WordPress' cookies visit http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies

Managing Cookies
For information on how to manage your cookie settings please follow the link for your browser:

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You can find out how to change your settings or more about the cookies we use at the bottom of this page.