Information about cookies
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that allow a website to recognise and track users. They consist of simple text files of letters and numbers which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.
Most cookies will not collect information that personally identifies you. They will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our website, or a user’s general location.
Generally, our cookies perform three different functions:
- Strictly Essential Cookies – These are cookies that are required for our website to operate properly. They enhance the site’s functionality and provide you with an optimal experience as a website user. They also allow you to make use of our online systems, for example, contact form. Without essential cookies, our site won’t function properly. If you set your internet browser to reject all cookies, then some elements of the site may not work for you.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies – These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. We use Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. You can prevent your data being used by Google Analytics by following the instructions at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Concerns about cookies
How to change your cookie settings
Disabling cookies will, however, impact on the functionality of our website and you may find that some pages fail to display correctly or some of our interactive features do not work for you.
Head of Governance and Corporate Services
Data Protection Officer
Blackburn, BB1 2HT
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