What are cookies?
A cookie is a tiny data file which is downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website. When you return to a website you have previously visited, that website will recognise the cookies if you’re using the same device.
Cookies perform essential functions, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently and remembering your website preferences.
“First Party Cookies” belong the domain name that appears in your browser address bar i.e. ncercc.co.uk. We set these cookies in order to recognise you when you return.
“Third Party Cookies” belong to different domains from the one shown in the address bar. These cookies are set by analytics software such as Google Analytics so we can gather statistics such as how many visitors view our website each month.
“Session Cookies” are set at the start of your visit to the website and only remain active whilst you’re viewing the website. Their primary purpose is to support the functionality of the website such as general site navigation.
“Persistent Cookies” are set during your first visit to the website and are set to expire at a date in the future. This type of cookie will remain on your browsing device until it expires or until you delete it. These cookies are used for analytical purposes to track visits.