Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

When someone visits CCDC web sites we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We will not associate any data gathered from browsing this site with any personally identifying information. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this this will be made clear (for example in forms requesting further information). We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a number of cookies (default is 4) in order to evaluate your use of the site and compile reports for us on activity on the site. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

For more information on the cookies set by Google Analytics please go to: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html. 

Google has also created their own opt-out plugin which you can get from: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

The CCDC provide a mechanism to opt in or out of storing Google Analytics cookies when first visiting our website. This will create a session based cookie (which will expire when you close your browser) containing a single "true" or "false" value, reflecting your choice.

Session Cookies

The CCDC web site will also set session cookies, such as ASP.Net_SessionId. These cookies are essential for certain features of our website, such as forms, to operate properly. They are deleted when you close your browser.

Social Media Cookies

CCDC also provides some links to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. These links will set cookies that may subsequently be used by other sites to target advertising. Cookies are only set when clicking the options to like or tweet a CCDC webpage.

Policy Date: 12/07/2018