What’s a cookie?
A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive if you agree to this 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.
We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block cookies (including essential 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 essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
What type of cookies do we use?
Cookies are either:
Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
Persistent cookies: a persistent 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. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies: these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and see how visitors use our website. These cookies help us to improve the way our website works.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_sharethis_cookie_test_||End of session||Determines whether the browser accepts cookies.||Caledoniauk.com|
|_gat||1 day||For Google Analytics: used to throttle request rate.||Caledoniauk.com|
|_gid||1 day||For Google Analytics: registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Caledoniauk.com|
|_ga||2 years||For Google Analytics: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Caledoniauk.com|
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.