A cookie is a small file of information that is sent to your computer by our website and is automatically saved on your computer by the browser that you use. Each time that you request new information from our website, your browser sends this information back to us helping us to improve how the website works for you.
We also use the cookies to record which parts of our website you are using and send this information, in an anonymised form, to Google Analytics. The analysis of this information by Google Analytics helps us to improve the way our website works for all users, but does not allow Google Analytics to identify particular users.
An overview of the work of Google Analytics is available at: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
The information that the cookie collects is considered to be your personal information, and so we will always ask for your consent to collect this information. You will be asked for your consent the first time you open the website. By ticking ‘consent’, you permit us to collect the information about your use of the website.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies automatically. However, doing this may affect your ability to access some parts of our or other websites.
If you do not tick ‘consent’ we will not collect this information.
A cookie does not give access to your computer or any information about you, other than information about your use of our website.
Other organisations may also collect information on your use of our website but we have no control over how they do this, nor how they process your personal information.
Our website may include links to third-party websites, which might also collect your information. The Society does not control these third-party websites and so we are not responsible for how they protect the privacy of your personal information. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of each website you visit.
Our website also logs the IP address of your computer for administrative and security purposes and to compile anonymised statistical information about the use of our website.