Cookies

 

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the website and also allows us to improve the website.

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Information about cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree to their use, is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

The cookies that we could use can be split into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the 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 the 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 the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed (see our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use information we collect from you).

The cookies we use

We use the following :

CategoryServiceNamePurposeDuration
Strictly necessaryCloudFlare_cfduidThis cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not store any personally identifiable information.1 Year
Functionalitykingschester.co.ukcookieconsent_dismissedThis cookie is set by the cookie alert prompt when first visiting the page. It contains no personally identifiable information, and is used simply so the prompt does not show repeatedly.1 Year
Analytical / PerformanceGoogle Analytics_gatUsed to throttle request rate10 Minutes
Targeting cookiesGoogle Analytics_gidUsed to distinguish users24 Hours
Targeting cookiesGoogle Analytics_gaUsed to distinguish users2 Years

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How you can block cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

However, please be aware that blocking cookies may affect your ability to use the website.  In particular, you may not be able to access all or parts of the site or use the functionalities contained on it.