‘Cookies’ are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on a computer’s hard disk. ‘Cookies’ help users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) they help us to tailor the content.
Without ‘Cookies’ enabled we cannot monitor how people are using or trying to use our site. Our website ‘Cookies’ do not collect personally identifiable information and no information is passed to third parties.
Types of cookies
There are two types of cookies used on this site, session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are set for a small amount of time, usually while your browser is open, and get deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for a longer period of time and can store things like login details, website preferences and information about what you where looking at.
We use a tool on our website called Google translate which translates our pages into other languages. Google translate uses the Google analytics tracking cookies – the same as on the SCH site.
The audio function on our site is provided by a website called Speak IT. They also use Google analytics tracking cookies. In addition they use a one session cookie to make the site function correctly.
How to control and delete cookies
Instructions for blocking cookies using browser settings:
For other browsers and operating systems, consult your relevant help file.
We don’t set any advertising tracking cookies as we don’t advertise for commercial purposes on our site.
For more information on cookies please see the sites listed below.
HTTP cookie on wikipeida
BBC webwise website
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.