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What are cookies?
A cookie is a small, often encrypted file containing a string of anonymous letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by that browser. The file is then returned to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “tracking” cookies or “session” cookies. A tracking cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on this website
Both session cookies and tracking cookies are used on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies:
First Party Cookies (set by our website and only viewable by us)
Third Party Cookies (set by other websites such as Google or YouTube)
- Google Analytics and Quantserve (website performance and usage monitoring)
- Facebook, Twitter and Gravatar (social media)
- Slidedeck (photo display)
- WordPress (website platform)
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help
Blocking all cookies may have an impact upon the usability of our websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use certain features on this website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer, again, please use the help function of your browser if you are unsure how to do this. Likewise, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
This website is owned and operated by The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres.
If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by telephone on 0116 2681426,
By post to The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres, c/o Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Loughborough Rd, Leicester, LE4 5PN.