Published date: 4 Nov 2021
1. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
3. We use the following cookies:
3.1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
3.2. Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
3.3. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
3.4. Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
4. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
In this section, we refer to Zapnito, the community software platform that provides this website. Zapnito is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 08406532. Registered office: Mindspace 9th Floor, 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP.
Cookies with suffix _session
Description: used by the Zapnito platform to identify who you are. Assigned when you log in, this keeps you logged in to the site so you don’t have to constantly re-enter your username and password. This isn’t set unless you are a registered user. Expiration: when the browsing session ends.
Description: Google Analytics cookie, not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Expiration: End of browser session.
Third Party Cookies
Cookies with gs_u_GSN prefix
Cookies with aj_prefix
Description: Used by the Zapnito platform to identify who you are. Set for interoperability with Segment
Social Media Cookies
This Website may contain link buttons and content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn so that you can easily share content from our website with your social media networks.
If you use these features, these social media sites may store cookies on your device/computer. Information on the cookies used can be found by following the below links:
[Please visit these social media sites directly to read the information about which cookies may be stored on your device/computer]
Description: HTML5 local storage used by the Zapnito platform to store local data to improve performance of the website to improve the experience of using the site.
6. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
7. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire when the browsing session ends.
Changes to this Notice
We keep this Notice under regular review and may update it from time to time, so we recommend that you check it regularly. Where necessary we may also notify you of changes to this Notice by email. This Notice was last updated on 27th of May 2020.
Contact us (including complaints)
If you have any comments, queries and requests relating to this Notice or our use of your information please contact us by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
You are entitled to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK regulatory authority for data privacy (https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/). We are always grateful for the opportunity to resolve your concerns before you approach the ICO, so appreciate it if you would contact us in the first instance.