This page has a brief explanation of the types of cookies we use.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser.
Cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.
We use three types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you’re happy for us to use.
Cookies that measure website use (statistics)
We use Google Analytics and SearchWP cookies to measure how you use our website. They collect information about:
- how you got to the site
- the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
Cookies set by other websites (marketing)
Some of our pages may contain content from other sites, for example YouTube, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.
In addition, if you share a link to a Research+Me page, the service you share it on (for example Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites – you can turn them off, but not through us.
Strictly necessary cookies (functional)
These are essential cookies that keep your information secure while you use our website. We do not need to ask permission to use them.