A cookie is a simple text file that gets downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used for many different functions including auto-filling forms, counting visitors, storing shopping basket items, personalising content, targeting advertising, recording user preferences and for authentication and security. You can restrict or block cookies at any time using your browser settings.
Types of Cookies
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using a website:
First party cookies – these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies – these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site. For example, Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
First party cookies
Third party cookies
We sometimes embed video, images or other content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and Twitter. We may also allow you to share links to content on our site with other websites by the use of share buttons.
Google analytics cookies
‘PREF, SID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, demographics, LOGIN_INFO, HSID, SSID, use_hitbox’ are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of YouTube videos. See Google’s Policies and Principles to find out more.
Google Maps cookies
‘NNID, PREF, khcookie’ are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of Google Maps and Street View.
This website uses Browsealoud, an accessibility and reading support add-on that helps you to read the content. To learn more about Browsealoud, visit www.texthelp.com
Browsealoud stores some data in the Local Storage in your browser, to enable the add-on to work correctly and remember your preferences. Examples of preferences include colour choices, translation language choices, or screen mask configuration. Look at the Browsealoud user settings panel to see all the different types of information.
Browsealoud also stores the toolbar state. This ensures that when you enable an icon, it will remain enabled when you return to the website, or navigate to another page.
Browsealoud does not transmit any of this information to Texthelp servers.
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.
This privacy notice explains more about how we will handle your personal information and how we will respect your privacy if you use this website. Whilst we scrutinise all the content we provide links to, checking that it is appropriate, this policy doesn’t apply to the externally operated websites where such content is hosted.
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018), we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.
Person identifiable sensitive data
This website collects no information that would be considered person identifiable or sensitive under GDPR, except on our contact us page when you can provide your contact details to ask us to get in touch. In the event of you using this page, your contact details will be destroyed immediately after they have been used.
Users age 16 and under
If you are aged 16 or under, you should speak with your parent or guardian before you provide personal information to this website.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
This website uses Browsealoud, an accessibility and reading support add-on that helps you to read the content. To learn more about Browsealoud, visit the Texthelp website.
Text to be spoken is sent via SSL to servers managed by Texthelp to generate and stream audio data.
Text for translation is sent via SSL to Google Translation servers.
Google Analytics and tracking cookies for Browsealoud have been disabled. All other functionality cookies are still in place.
Our website contains links to other sites. Whilst we consider the appropriateness of all websites we recommend, we are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage users to be aware of this when leaving this website and to read the privacy statements on other websites. We do not pass on any information to any other websites.
Images and Videos
We always collect appropriate consent from the subjects of any photographic images or videos that are used on this website or, in the case of commercial photography, have in place appropriate licensing arrangements.