What is a Cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies via:
Cookies do lots of different jobs: letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that any adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below. By using our website you agree to the cookies we use unless you choose to opt out of them. Please be aware, that by opting out of some cookies, our website may not work as quickly, or as well as if cookies are enabled.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. We only have one cookie in this category:
- Squarespace - Squarespace is the company that we use to host our website. Squarespace sets cookies when you log into the secure area of our website, and remembers your cookie preferences. This will only apply if you are an administrator of our site or attempt to log in as an administrator of our website.
These allow us to gather anonymous information about how you use our website, how you got here, and any problems/errors that arise while you browse. There are two types of cookie in this category:
- Squarespace – (the company that hosts our website) drops a single tracking cookie called ‘ss_lastvisit’ which helps Squarespace and CVAN determine if you have visited our website before. To opt-out of this cookie please see the below section – Opting Out of all cookies.
- Google Analytics™ - is a free service from Google that allows us to get much more detailed information about the usage of our website, such as the Country you are visiting us from, the webpage or search term you used to find our website, which pages you visited and for how long, which devise and browser you used to access our site and whether you have visited us before. We can use this information to arrange our website in a more logical way for visitors, and optimise its performance for the most commonly used devises and browsers. Users can prevent their data being collected and used by Google Analytics by downloading the add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Social Media Cookies
We link to our pages on a number Social Media websites from our own website:
Opting out of all cookies
Some cookies on our website cannot be switched off individually. However, you can use settings on your browser to restrict and manage cookies across all websites you visit.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Policy, please email email@example.com