What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies allow a website to ‘recognise’ your computer and so can make websites work more efficiently or allow website providers to gather information on how the site is used.


The BBC website gives a more detailed yet still straightforward explanation of what cookies are and how they work. For more technical information go to the Information Commissioner’s Office. 


Cookies used on the Tudor website

Tudor uses Expression Engine and Google Analytics cookies to monitor our website performance. When you visit our website we will place the following cookies on your computer:

_utma – Used to identify new or recurring visitors.

_utmb and _utmc – Used to calculate time spent on website.

_utmz – Used to keep track of what search engine or link you used, the keywords used in your search and what country you accessed the site from.

exp_last_visit, exp_tracker and exp_last_activity – Used to record details of when your last visit to the site took place and track your route through the site.

 

How do we use the information we collect?

Tudor uses cookies to analyse how visitors use our site. We may then use the information we collect to make changes or improvements to the site. For example if we discovered that some pages are rarely visited we may decide to remove them, or rewrite them to make them more helpful and relevant.


The cookies we use do not collect any personal information. All the information collected is combined into one anonymous data source.

Acceptance of cookies

By using Tudor’s website, you are consenting to these cookies being placed on your computer.


Changing your cookie settings

You can block cookies from being placed on your computer and erase cookies that are already there if you want to. However it is important to be aware that many websites are reliant on the use of cookies and so may not work correctly if you set your browser not to accept cookies. You can find out how to control the use of cookies within your internet browser here


Questions about our use of cookies

If you have any questions about our use of cookies please contact the Information Team on 020 7727 8522.