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A cookie is a small file that is downloaded onto your computer. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies allow a website to recognise the user. For example, a cookie may remember a certain point in a process or user preferences.

We may make changes to this policy from time to time, so please check back occasionally. This policy was last updated on the 29 March 2018.

We use information which comes from cookies in order to:

  • Improve our website and services by gathering information about how our website is used.
  • Facilitate a user to navigate through the website, for example when completing a registration form. 
  • Determine whether the website is operating effectively.
  • Improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences.

Cookies used on our website

Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used to measure how visitors use our website. Information that is collected using these cookies is aggregated and anonymous and we are not able to identify individuals with these cookies.

Google Analytics

We measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. Read Google’s privacy policy. You can choose whether or not to allow these cookies to be set in the cookie control panel. You can choose to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites 

Functionality cookies

These cookies are used to remember a choice that you make on our website, which provides you with more personalised features. These cookies are also used to provide a service, such as allowing you to watch a video. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting cookies

These cookies are placed on the CHSW website by third parties and are used by third parties to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests based on tracking your visit to the website.


We use Disqus to administer comments on our blog.

Disqus sets a number of cookies on any page that includes a Disqus comment box. While we have no control over the cookies set by Disqus, they include pieces of information for measuring the number of Disqus users and their activity, including information that links their visits to our website with their Google, Facebook, Twitter or Disqus account if they are signed in to one.

See Disqus' Privacy Policy for further details.

Managing cookies

In your web browser, you can control which types of cookies you allow; some changes you make may affect the functionality of the website. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser's settings. You can also delete cookies and clear your browser's cache (history). For further information about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, please visit


We are currently undertaking an audit of the cookies on the CHSW website and details of all the different cookies that we use on will be published on this page shortly.