Cookie policy

April 2020

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small electronic file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit to our website. If there is a large amount of information to store, then a cookie can simply be used to identify a given user so that further related information can be looked up on a server-side database. Subsequently when the site is revisited the server will read the cookie to find the username, and then retrieve all the user’s information from the database without it having to be re-entered.

How we use cookies

We may use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies.These cookies us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use third parties, such as Google Analytics, simply as web analytics tools.
  • Functionality cookies.These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies.These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that any third-party links on our site may also use cookies; you may receive these cookies by clicking on the link to the third-party site.  We do not control the collection or use of information by these third parties, and these are not subject to this privacy policy.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie name cookie classification
KISS PHPSESSID Strictly necessary cookies
KISS open_pages Strictly necessary cookies
Google Analytics __utma
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__utmv
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Performance cookies
Vimeo __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
__qca
__utma
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Performance cookies

 

There is an unlisted cookie here?

Because our website uses a content management system and added third-party plugins it can sometimes be difficult for us to notice every single cookie being used, especially after software updates. If you do notice a cookie that slips past us or have a question about cookies, please contacts us at [email protected]

There are also some essential cookies which are required for the website to work; these can only be blocked by changing your browser settings.

How can I disable or block cookies?

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can go to the “Help” section of your browser to learn how to manage cookie setting.

Third party cookies opt-out

Some cookies are used and provided by third-party sources. While we might not use all of them, here are the main links you can use to opt-out should you wish.

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

‘Do not track me’

‘Do not track me’ is an up and coming feature in web browsers which allows you to tell websites that you do not want to be tracked. While not all websites currently use this feature, you can find out more how to set it up on your browser from the following websites.

 

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