This policy explains more how we may collect information about you via cookies (it also explains what cookies are).
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your device. Cookies are widely used throughout the Internet in order to make sites or other online services work or to be better or more efficient. They can do this because sites and other online services can read and write to the cookies stored on your device, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of them more convenience, for example, by remembering your preferences, username, or showing you pages that you seemed to have a particular interest in.
If you consent to us storing cookies on your computer or other electronic device then you agree that we can store and access cookies as described in this policy.
If you do not click or select the “I Agree” button that appears in the pop-up then we will not place cookies on your device.
There are two different categories of cookies that we may use on our site:
Analytical/performance cookies: Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. Performance cookies allow us to improve our sites functionality by tracking usage, without these we will be unable to continually improve the user experience of the site.
If you would like more information about cookies and how you can manage the settings on your computer, you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
The cookies used by Google Analytics are used to collect information about how you use our site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages that they visited.
You can read more about Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding your data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
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 site. You may also delete any cookies stored on your computer at any time.
You can find out more about changing cookie settings on your computer by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Different cookies may be stored for different periods of time. In many cases these cookies are updated automatically each time you visit our site or may expire and be deleted by your computer automatically. It is important to understand that when a cookie is placed on your computer it will reside on your hard drive until it expires and is deleted or it may reside on your hard drive until you manually delete it – this entirely depends on your individual browser settings and we do not have control over this.
Please remember that you can delete or change the way in which you store cookies on your computer at any time.
Data Protection Officer
0161 837 2840
Reside Manchester, 249 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN