What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files which contain a small amount of visitor specific and website specific data. Cookies are stored temporarily on your computer while you browse our website and are necessary for certain features of the site to work.
Currently we employ an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume that you are happy with the usage of cookies. If you are not happy with this, you should either delete LFE cookies after using our website or use your browsers anonymous browsing settings (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)
If you decide to disable cookies on our website then some of its features may not function correctly and this may have a negative effect on your browsing experience.
What sort of cookies does LFE use?
The cookies used on the LFE website fall into the following categories:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies ensure our contact forms work correctly throughout the site, and on the Progression Opportunities Board page a cookie is used to define a new browsing session for each user of the page. If a visitor opts to disable cookies, they may not be able to contact us using our forms and some elements of the Opportunities Board may not work correctly..
LFE use functionality cookies to enhance services, such as allowing users to watch videos, answer Goal of the Month polls and to track the usage of our website.
First Party cookies
LFE use Google Analytics to track website visitor statistics, including the number of site visits. Google Analytics is also used to track visitor behaviour, allowing us to identify effective and popular pages and develop ways to improve the website’s content and user experience.
Third Party cookies
LFE also use and allow third parties to serve cookies on our website.
We use YouTube to embed videos on the website, including our Goal of the Month videos.
We also use Google Maps embeds on the contact pages of our website.
LFE use social sharing buttons within the News section of the site, these allow readers to tweet, share and like our news articles on Twitter and Facebook. We also use a subscribe button within our articles to allow users to sign up to our email marketing list.
All of the above serve cookies on the LFE website, we do not control the settings of third party cookies, so we recommend that you check the relevant websites for further information on these cookies.
Cookies enable us to identify you when you’re logged in, how you use our website and/or which device you are using. They are important to improve your experience on lfe.org.uk.
‘Targeting’ cookies are deployed by third parties, such as social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin) and our advertising partners (if applicable). They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on this and other websites.
The website aboutcookies.org gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection. The list below provides links to privacy controls for third-party websites that deliver cookies via our website within advertisements or widgets.