What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text (.txt) files stored on your computer device by a website’s server when you access certain websites. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.
What does a cookie do?
Cookies allows websites to recognise users when they return to that particular site.
Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier, by doing things like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a website.
Cookies have limited functionality and cannot retrieve any personal data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses. Users always have the option of accepting or denying cookies.
Information received via web cookies is used to enhance your experience of our site and microsites, ascertain whether the website is functioning correctly, and to monitor website activity.
The cookies we use are predominantly ‘analytical’ cookies. These cookies let us monitor how visitors move around the website and how they found it, but they don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. This is used to see total figures of visits and content views. These cookies are anonymous and do not contain any personally identifiable information and are only used to improve how a website works.
One of the analytics tools that our website uses is Google Analytics. To learn more about Google Analytics, you can visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
The cookies St Leonard’s uses are harmless and we do not use them for advertising that has been targeted to your interests.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
If you would prefer not to allow cookies, you can adjust the settings on your internet browser to alert you each time a cookie is presented to your computer, or you can delete any cookies that have been stored on your hard drive.
Please note that if you prevent us from placing cookies on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a cookie that has been placed, our website may not function effectively for you.
You can control which types of cookies you allow by turning cookies on or off in your web browser’s settings. You can also delete cookies by clearing your browser’s cookie cache (history). To find out how to turn cookies on and off in your browser, click on the relevant browser link below.
- Google Chrome*
- Internet Explorer*
- Safari IOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)*
- Google Android*
*Please note, these are links to third party websites and may be subject to change
For other web browsers, please use the “Help function” on your browser for details on how to do this.
For information on how to restrict or block Cookies on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Alternatively, please visit www.aboutcookies.org which will give you useful information on how to restrict cookies and delete cookies.