Cookies - terms and conditions
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.
What is a performance cookie?
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
It is only used to improve how a website works.
What if I do not want to accept cookies?
Your web browser has settings which allow you to control how you browse web sites. These include settings to manage your cookie. Check your browser’s help information or visit the following links for further information :
How do I identify cookies which have come from your website?
Our cookies file names are __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv and __utmz; they will be recorded as coming from www.htc.uhi.ac.uk, htc.ac.uk, www.uhi.ac.uk or uhi.ac.uk.
This information is based on the ICC UK Cookie Guide, April 2012.