Cookie Policy

About this Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Notice.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Notice.

Your consent applies to the following domains: aurpo.org.uk

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

In summary, our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect 
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site 
  • Remember your settings during and between visits 
  • Improve the speed / security of the site 
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster 
  • Continuously improve our website for you 
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do) 

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission) 
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties 

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential

Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics

These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional

These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences

These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

In summary, the cookie types we use are:

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including: 

  • Determining if you are logged in or not 
  • Remembering your search settings 
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions 
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site 
  • Tailoring content to your needs 
  • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout 

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. 

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies: 

  • UK2.net – Domain Registrar and Host
  • WordPress – Website Platform
  • SiteLock – Domain Security
  • CloudFlare – Caching Software

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend. 

How can I control the cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can re-visit this Cookie Policy page, and use the link below to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block / delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.