What is a cookie?

Cookies are small data files that many internet sites automatically download to a user’s computer, phone or tablet’s hard disk. They are primarily used in helping web sites recognise a user who has visited the web site previously, for example to simplify the logging on process for registered users. They can store account and password information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. CAP’s site uses cookies so that we can better service your return to the site (further details on the exact cookies and their purposes are set out below).

You do not have to accept cookies but without accepting them you may experience reduced site functionality. If you do wish to reject the cookies, then please read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can turn off the automatic download feature. For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

What cookies will CAP’s site use and for what purposes?

CAP’s site uses a number of different cookies to improve the user experience and help us see what is popular:

How long will the cookies remain on my computer?

The cookies will remain in the cookies file of your browser after closing the browser and will become active again when the site is reopened, until removed. The cookie(s) can be deleted at any time by you. The cookie(s) will not collect any information when you are not accessing the site.

Third party cookies

The single session and persistent cookies are provided on our behalf by a trusted third-party service provider to aid in the reporting of user behaviour on the site. This behaviour is analysed to provide an improved user experience. The information collected is not linked to personally identifiable information. We also use Google Analytics to help us analyse use of the site. Google Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored by users’ web browsers on their computer. The information generated relating to CAP’s site is used to create reports about the use of the site. Google hold this information and provide us access to it. Google’s privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html