What are cookies and what do they do? A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier consisting of letters and numbers. When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
We use session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary snippets of information that are deleted when you exit your web browser. Persistent cookies are more permanent snippets of information that are stored and remain on your computer until they are deleted. Persistent cookies delete themselves after a certain period of time, but are renewed each time you visit the Website.
More information about cookies, how they work and how you can choose to manage them for your computer can be found at www.aboutcookies.org
- 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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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 and the information displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties, for example, our website and software developers for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|First Party Cookies|
|We use first-party cookies to help identify and resolve errors on the website and to ensure the site performs and displays in the most effective manner for you. Should you disable first-party cookies, you may not be able to access parts of the Cotswold Allrunners website or find it difficult to use.|
|Third Party Cookies|
|Google Analytics||We use this to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous.
You can decline cookies from Google Analytics by clicking on this link:
|Google Maps||These cookies are used by Google Maps to deliver maps to your device and to track usage of the Google Maps service.