By accessing and using our website you agree to the terms of this policy. Please read this policy carefully so you know what cookies are used.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small information files that are sent to your computer, tablet or phone by websites that you visit. They are then stored on your hard drive until you delete them.
Cookies are widely used to make websites work or improve the way the website works. They cannot be used to identify you personally. You can get more information about cookies and how to manage their use from the Information Commissioner's Office (external link, opens in new window).
What types of cookies do we use?
1. Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our website, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or how the website will perform.
2. Functional cookies
Functional cookies are used to provide services or remember your preferences to improve your experience of using the website. An example of where a functional cookie is used is if you choose to increase the text size using our accessibility options.
3. Analytical Cookies
Cookies also help us to anonymously analyse how users interact with our site so we can make improvements, known here as 'analytical cookies'. This information is generally used to make content and information about our services more relevant and useful during future visits. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone through the use of Google Analytics. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website and do not collect personal information.
Cookies that are used on this website
|Cookie Name||Type||What does it do?|
|ARRAffinity||Necessary||Set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.|
|A11yFontSize||Functional||Remembers the font size that was selected in the Accessibility bar.|
|A11yTheme||Functional||Remembers the theme colours that were selected in the Accessibility bar.|
|Functional||Browsealoud is a speech, reading and translation tool that can be used by visitors to the Brandon website. These cookies are used to remember Browsealoud user settings and preferences.|
|ai_user||Analytical||Used by Microsoft Applications Insights to track how many people have visited our website.|
|ai_session||Analytical||Used by Microsoft Applications Insights to track whether you have visited the site before.|
|_ga||Analytical||Used by Google Analytics to track whether you’ve visited before.|
|_gat||Analytical||Used by Google Analytics to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.|
|_gid||Analytical||Used by Google Analytics to track how many people have visited our website.|
|_utma||Analytical||Used by Google Analytics to track how many people have visited our website.|
|_utmb||Analytical||Used by Google Analytics to calculate the average time you spend on our website.|
|_utmc||Analytical||Used by Google Analytics to calculate when you close your browser.|
|_utmz||Analytical||Used by Google Analytics to tell us how you reached the website (i.e. from another website or search engine).|
Cookies set by third parties
If you go to a page on our website that contains embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites. The main way we use embedded content on the Brandon website is YouTube videos. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest that you check the third party website for their own cookie policies.