Our website places cookies (text files) on your computer. The cookies contain an ID number which is used to uniquely identify your browser and track each site you visit that has Google Analytics enabled.
We use the information provided by cookies to determine the number of people visiting our site. It also helps us to better understand how people find and use our website. With this information we can continually improve our website and service.
Our cookies [are operated by Google Analytics] store the following data:
- time of visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page of the website
- interactions with site-specific widgets
- referring site details (such as the URL a user came through to arrive at the website)
- type of web browser
- type of operating system (OS)
- network location and IP address
- document downloads
- clicks on links leading to external websites
- errors when users fill out forms
- clicks on videos
- ‘scroll depth’ (how far you scroll up or down on a page).
If you already have Google Analytics cookies, they will be updated with the latest information about your visit to our website. We cannot access these cookies and are not the data controller for information held by Google Analytics.
Your consent is generally required for cookies to be placed on your computer and for the use and storage of personal information relating to you provided by the cookies. You may withdraw your consent at any time by updating your cookie settings. Where consent is not needed for cookies to be placed on your computer (for example, where a cookie is needed for the operation of our website or for the provision of a service to you), the use and storage of any personal information provided by the cookies will be based on legitimate interests. The legitimate interests we are pursuing are the operation of our website and promotion of our business.
We record data using a software application which stores data using Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the United States. Our software provider has agreed a Data Processing Addendum with AWS that commits them to the Model Contract Clauses, defined by the European Commission. This ensures safe transfer of data to AWS in accordance with EU data protection laws. (Further information on Model Contract Clauses can be found in the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guide.)