Cookies

This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies, the easiest is by adjusting your browser settings.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally.

You must accept these essential cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.

Session ID

Wikipedia page about Session IDs

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

Consent

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
moove_gdpr_popup A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. This cookie stores you cookie consent preferenses for BrooksandWardman.co.uk This cookie is stored for 2 years
allowcookies A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. This cookie stores you cookie consent preferenses for the MySight appointment portal. This cookie is stored for more than 2 years

Identification

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
.ASPXAUTH A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. This cookie is used to identify a logged-in user to enable access to their account and appointment areas of the Mysight portal. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies enhance the working of the site and are used to store your preferences and shopping cart. You can still get information from the site without these cookies, but you will not be able to use the full functionality or make bookings etc.

 

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
Mysight Clients Username This cookie stores your username if you check the “remember username” box on the login screen. 1 Month

We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our information and services.

Google Analytics

Google’s privacy policy

Opt out of Google Analytics

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
_ga, _gid, A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. Google analytics – _ga expires after 2 years, _gid expires after 24 hours

 

 

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics

Google’s privacy policy

Opt out of Google Analytics

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.

 

Google Maps

Google’s Privacy Policy

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level. Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.