Cookies Policy

What is a cookie

A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer / device that your web browser stores when you visit some websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device e.g. computer, mobile phone.

The EU cookie directive

The law on website cookies changed on 26 May 2011 and requires that sites state which cookies are being used and their purpose. It also makes clear that cookies only be used with your consent. You can find out more information about this law by visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Which cookies does this website use?

We use session and persistent cookies. 

We also use Google Analytics to help improve user experience of the site and measure website traffic. The following cookies are set on your web browser to enable this to happen:

Name: _utma
Details: stores each user’s number of visits, time of visit etc.
Expires: two years

Name: _utmb
Details: checks approximately how long a user stays on the site
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Details: checks approximately how long a user stays on the site
Expires: at end of browsing session

Name: _utmz
Details: stores where a visitor came from
Expires: six months

Third party cookies

This website will also use third party cookies which come from content provided by other companies, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. These cookies are not within the control of our CCG.

Facebook

Our CCG uses Facebook pages. Facebook uses cookie technology. Certain webpages may use social buttons to allow users to easily share pages on social networking sites. These websites may set a cookie when you access them via social buttons. For more information on cookies used by Facebook, see the Facebook privacy policy.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps on certain pages of our CCG website. Google sets cookies on your computer / device on any page that includes a Google Map. For more information about how Google uses cookies, please see the Google privacy and terms.

Twitter

Our CCG has a Twitter page. Twitter uses cookie technology. Certain webpages may use social buttons to allow users to easily share pages on social networking sites. These websites may set a cookie when you access them via social buttons. For more information on cookies used by Twitter, see the Twitter privacy policy. 

YouTube

We may embed YouTube videos on our website. When viewing these videos YouTube may place a cookie on your computer / device to improve the viewing process. For further details on cookies set by YouTube, see the YouTube Privacy Policy.

Google, also set cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. For more information about how Google uses cookies, please see the Google privacy and terms.

How do I disable cookies?

Google offers a tool that you can use to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics. You can add this plugin to your browser by going to Google. For further information about cookies visit the All About Cookies website.