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How cookies are used on ewsacademy.org.uk

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics): We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how our visitors use The EWS Website. We do this to assist our research that the website is meeting the needs of its users and to inform us when making decisions about future improvements and updates.

The information collected is used in aggregate, allowing us to analyse information about the website usage – for example, this can help us learn what type of news articles are the most popular and important to visitors, or to understand how we can improve the website navigation experience.

Google Analytics collects information about:

The Cookie used by Google Analytics contains anonymous information such as a unique identifier – the unique identifier simply allows the software to recognise you  for the duration of your visit through the website, and to identify you as a returning visitor when you re-visit the website. Your personal information is not collected or stored (e.g. your name or address).

Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. You may also find the following Google Knowledgebase Article useful, which provides information about opting-out of Google Analytics.