Privacy and Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are packets of information sent from a website to a web browser.

Cookies are not directly visible on a web page, but can have a number of 'behind the scenes' uses.

Cookies on the DIVA Bradford website

First-party cookies

While you are using the DIVA Bradford website, we use first-party cookies in several ways.  All first-party cookies are set, and used, by DIVA Bradford and are not used by, or shared with, anybody else.

The DIVA Bradford website uses first-party cookies for the following purposes:

  • To keep you logged in while you browse our website (session cookies / automatic)
  • To collect website visitor statistics. (session cookies)
  • To keep you logged in between visits (persistent cookies / opt-in only)

Session cookies

Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a single browser session. 

On the DIVA Bradford website, session cookies keep you logged in while you move between pages of our site. Without these cookies, you would need to log in every time you moved from one page to another.  Session cookies are also used to feed site usage data into the DIVA website statistics tool.

Session cookies only exist for the duration of a browser session.  A browser session starts when you open a browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Thus, session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. 

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on your device between browser sesssions, and for a period of time specified in the cookie itself.  These cookies are activated each time a user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

DIVA Bradford uses persistent cookies only with your explicit consent.  This happens if you tick the "Remember me next time" box when you log in. If you tick that box, a persistent cookie will be activated the next time you visit our website, so that you are already logged in.  DIVA Bradford's persistent cookies persist for a year after your last visit to our website.

Third-party cookies

To enhance or complement some of the pages of our website, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present third-party cookies from these websites.

Similarly, when you use one of the social sharing buttons on the DIVA Bradford website (such as sharing via Twitter or Facebook), a third-party cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. DIVA does not control the dissemination of these cookies. If you wish to know how each of these services use their cookies, you should check the relevant third party website.

Further information

If you wish to know more general background information on cookies, the Wikipedia page for HTTP cookies would be a good starting point.  If you would like more information on the use of cookies by DIVA Bradford, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer your questions.

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