Cookie policy

This website uses Google Analytics to allow the RDS-EoE to understand how visitors interact with the website in order to improve and tailor the website to its audience. This website doesn’t capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via one of the online forms or via email or by enquiring about any of our services.

This personally identifiable information is stored securely by the RDS-EoE and only members of the RDS-EoE staff are able to access this information. No personally identifiable information provided to the RDS-EoE will be passed on or otherwise distributed to any third party (any organisation or person outside the RDS-EoE) by RDS-EoE staff, except where individual consent has been sought and granted.

Google Analytics use traffic log cookies to gain information about the use that is made of pages on our website. We use the information from cookies to generate reports on the usage of our website which are used for evaluation and analysis. The purpose is to improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users. No data specific to any identifiable user is retained. For more detail on the information collected by Google Analytics, including its use of cookies, please visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. The cookies Google Analytics uses are called: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz. More information about these cookies can be found on the Google Analytics Website.

To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Installing the add-on allows users to stop the browser sending information about their visit to Google Analytics. Further detail can be found here.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You should be aware that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website. If you wish to restrict or block cookies set by this or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how, or contact your local IT support for advice.

Please also see further detail regarding our host the University of Essex.