A cookie is a small text file passed to your computer, mobile phone or other device, through your web browser, so the website remembers who you are when you return.
We use this information in several ways. For example, we look at how our website is being used so we can assess how well it is working and to help us make decisions about how to improve it. We also use this information to help us decide whether there are other information resources we could develop to meet the needs of people visiting the website.
Charities in receipt of public funds are also regularly required to account to funders and donors on how money is being spent, for example to report on how many people are accessing relevant pages of a website.
Cookies are also useful to give you a more personalised web service. For example, if you want to buy a product from us and you add a product to your shopping basket, we use a cookie to remember what products you are purchasing. This means that when you move to another page, the product will stay in your basket.
The posting of personal information on the website means your information is publicly accessible. Such information can be viewed online and collected by third parties. We are not responsible for the use of information by such third parties.