A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time 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 site.
A cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. The cookies we use – including those set by third parties, for example Google (for web analytics) or Stripe (for processing payments) – contain internal IDs and session identifiers; no sensitive or personally identifiable information is stored on your computer.
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
Please find below a list of cookies that we or our partners use on our websites. This list is by no means exhaustive and we will update the list from time to time. If you notice any discrepancies, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Session identifier (to enable you to shop/purchase, and to manage your account)
|Enables us to remember your basket contents for you if you are not logged in
|To help us attribute your purchase to where you heard about us (no data is shared back to the source)
|Remeber your viewing preferences in our online training interface
|To facilitate our customer service live chat system
|Matomo website analytics – following your visit to see how customers use our site (in-house, anonymised)
|_ga, _ga_gtag_UA_..., _gid
|Google Analytics – web visit tracking (anonymised)
|Google Adwords – to measure response to our online advertising
|Our payment processor Stripe, uses a number of cookies to handle your payment
|Google (google.com, google.co.uk)
|Google Adwords – remarketing tags to enable us to tailor ads to you. Unlike other the other cookies we use, this may track your usage across other sites and as such, this cookie will not be enabled if you use the do not track feature of your browser.