What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
The use of persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or other device and they remain there after you close your session until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them based on the pre-determined period contained within the persistent cookie’s file.
The use of session cookies
Session cookies store information locally on your device for the duration of your visit and expire at the end of your browsing session, i.e. when you close your browser window the session, cookie and information it collected is deleted.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Google can also communicate this information to third parties unless required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the Analytics information for other Google services.
This website uses the service Google Maps. With this a web pages containing geographical maps of Google Maps can be displayed. Also travel directions can be made with this. With the use of Google Maps we track various Cookies, for example to remember the zoom level.
The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is emphatically not given. The information is transferred to and saved by Google servers in the United States. Google maintains the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This implies an appropriate protection level for processing any personal data.