Cookies enable us to improve our website as they provide analytics about how visitors use the website. They also enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the site and how they navigate the site. Our website uses Google Analytics cookies which may be stored by your browser on your computer or mobile device. We use information we obtain from cookies to improve the website's usability and visitor experience. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website and to personalise our website for you.
This policy covers the following:
- Which cookies do we use on our site?
- What are cookies?
- Can you block cookies?
Which cookies do we use on our site?
- Russell and Russell do not drop cookies on visitors’ computers or mobile devices. Google, however, does so that it can track website activity through ‘Google Analytics’.
- Google Analytics cookies enable Analytics software to analyse visitor information to help us improve our website and your visitor experience. The data stored by these cookies does not show personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
What are Cookies?
- Cookies are used by many websites typically to improve the operation and user experience when visiting the website. They are used to track and monitor how people are using the website, which pages are visited and how long is spent on each page.
- A cookie is a text file stored on your computer or mobile device when you access some websites. Cookies enable a website to recognise your device and help your browser navigate the site by allowing you to log in automatically and remember any settings you choose during previous visits.
- Cookies cannot be programmed, carry viruses or install malware on the host computer or device. However, they can be used to track users' browsing activities.
- If you’d like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them, please visit this external website www.aboutcookies.org.
Can you block cookies?
- Legislation states that you must be able to opt-out from having cookies stored on your computer if they are used.
- Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookie by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.) This may have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.