Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer’s hard drive to help us monitor the use of our Website and provide access to certain features, if you agree. A cookie does not identify the individual, only the computer used, and it does not give us access to your computer.
OWGR uses the following cookies:
- Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use‘Google Analytics’, which is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to enable us to analyse how our Website is used. This means that information about use of our Website may be transmitted to Google Inc. While Google Analytics does not collect information such as name, email address, mailing address, precise location, or phone number, it does use online identifiers such as IP addresses and cookie identifiers. If you want to find out more information on Google Analytics you can find this at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
Users of the most popular web browsers can install a browser add-on which prevents information being transferred to Google Inc., see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
All cookies will expire after a maximum of seven days.
Web Log Files
In common with most websites we automatically log certain information about every visit to the Website. This includes your IP Address and information relating to your requests from our servers, for example date and time, referrer, user agent (browser), request type and details of request size. The information is used to help us manage the Website (e.g. detecting bugs). Under normal circumstances these log files will only be accessed by authorised members of staff, however we do have a legal obligation to make our log files available to external authorities such as the Police or other law enforcement authorities, when requested.