What is a Cookie?
Session Cookies – These are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser
Persistent Cookies – These are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.
What is in a Cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What are the different types of Cookies?
These are cookies which are essential for the running of a websites. Without these cookies, parts of a websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on a websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising.
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of websites, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows a website to analyse patterns of user behaviour, this information is used to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.
Behavioural advertising cookies, which may be placed on your device by a website you visit or trusted third party service providers, remembers that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Although behavioural advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet they cannot identify you personally, even if you are signed into our website or others. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to opt-out of these cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
Which Cookies does ND use?
Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies
Analytical Performance Cookies
If you want to delete any cookies already stored on your computer or stop the cookies that keep track of your browsing patterns on the website, you can do so by deleting your existing cookies and/or altering your browser's privacy settings (the process you follow will differ from browser to browser). If you would like more information on how to disable cookies or change your privacy settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers. Your browser's 'help' function should also tell you how to do this.
What Happens if I Block Cookies?
In order to use certain services offered through our website, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, some aspects of the website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our services available from our website.
Other Third Party Cookies
You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related to ND. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. ND does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
If you would like more information on the cookies that ND use and their purposes, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
This Cookies Policy was last updated on 3rd May 2016.