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What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small computer file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your user device (for example a PC or a smartphone) when you access some websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise your user device each time you visit.

Use of Cookies by William Simpsons

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by Google’s terms of use. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

You cannot be identified from the data we collect. We use the data to help us understand how web site visitors use our site e.g. whether the number of visitors to our site is growing; how often users visit us via a search engine; what content is popular and what is not; and how long people stay on our site. We use this anonymous information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

How to reject cookies

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

Most web browsers will accept cookies but if you would rather we didn’t collect data in this way you can choose to accept all or some, or reject cookies in your browser’s privacy settings. However, rejecting all cookies means that you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.