Cookies on the website

Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are used to make websites work, to provide information to the owners of the site, and to remember users' preferences.

Most cookies expire after a specified time, but you can manage them yourself, including deleting them from your computer or telling your browser whether to accept them.

Read the Information Commissioner's Office's cookie advice for more information.

How we use cookies on our website

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May 2018, customers must be able to ‘opt in’ to cookies being set when you visit our site. This applies to all cookies apart from those that are ‘functional’ or ‘necessary’, and are needed for the website to function.

We do not set any cookies from Google Analytics.

The cookies that are (or can be) set on our website are as follows:

‘Necessary’ cookies

Necessary cookies help make websites usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Websites will not function properly without these cookies.

We have one cookie classed as ‘necessary’:

  • Cookie name: has_js
  • Provider: cambridge.gov.uk
  • Purpose: Registers whether or not the user has activated JavaScript in the browser
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: There is no active opt in for this cookie as it is functional and expires when you leave the site.

‘Preferences’ cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region you are in.

We have one ‘preference’ cookie:

  • Cookie name: lang
  • Provider: cdn.syndication.twimg.com (Twitter)
  • Purpose: Helps determine the language of the user’s browser, so information can be served in the right language
  • Expiry: End of session
  • Opt in: This cookie will be set if you consent to view the Twitter feed on the website
  • Opt out: Visit browser settings and clear cookie data

‘Marketing’ cookies

We do not set any marketing cookies without you actively opting in.

If you consent to show the Twitter feed embedded in to the footer of our website, the following cookie will be set:

  • Cookie name: personalization_id
  • Provider: twitter.com
  • Purpose: Set due to Twitter integration – where Twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins an integrations primarily for tracking and targeting.
  • Expiry: 2 years
  • Opt in: This cookie will be set if you consent to view the Twitter feed on the website
  • Opt out: Visit browser settings and clear cookie data

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