Guide to Cookies used on our website
Our Website collects cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website about how users interact with their website. We use this information to improve our Website. This helps us to provide you with the best experience and also allows us to continuously improve our site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why on our Website:
|Cookie preference||civicCookieControl||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on ico.org.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||ga
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and WordPress blog. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
How to control cookies?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.
If you wish to delete cookies, you can do this via the settings on your browser, but note that this may impact your ability to utilise this and other websites. You may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website and some services and functionalities may not work. The way to clear cookies varies from one browser to another. The “help” menu of your web browser should provide instructions on how to do it. For your ease of reference, we set out below the following links for details on how to manage cookies in each of the major web browsers:
- Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/278835)
- Firefox (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored)
- Chrome (http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647)
- Safari (http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042)
- Safari for iPad and iPhone (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677)
You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics in the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser. This is compatible with all major browsers and can be downloaded here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en