What are Cookies?
Cookies are small simple text files which are stored in your web browser when you visit our website. Cookies are used by most modern websites, and in many cases are essential for the operation of the website. They are commonly used to allow the website to ‘remember’ you, so you don’t have to keep entering the same information over and over again.
The main content of the website uses only strictly necessary cookies (see descriptions below).
We have a statistics counter which stores performance information, albeit not using cookies. This information is anonymised, so we do not track individual site visitors.
We do not use any targeting or advertising cookies on our site. However, if we embed content stored on a third party server, e.g. a YouTube video showing a club activity, the third party server may use such cookies.
These are the different categories of cookie, and what they are used for.
Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. This information is anonymous and does not identify a visitor; it is only used to improve content and how the website works.
Analytics cookies – These cookies are used to count site visitors and to find out which pages are most visited. The information is anonymous and does not identify a visitor; it is used to determine how effective the site is and what viewers most want from it.
Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as your user name, and whether you are logged in.
Targeting or advertising cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks such as Google with the website operator’s permission. Quite often targeting and advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by other organisations.