What are cookies?
Like most websites, our server gathers limited information about you during a session, including the IP address and domain name from which you are accessing the server and your browser configuration. This information is only used to help us improve the content, design and performance of the site, and is not linked to the identity of any individual user.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you do not log out using the ‘log out’ button and close your browser, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
Browser information is also collected with your name, email address and, if appropriate, membership number if you complete a ‘contact us’ feedback form.
Our site operates under implied consent for cookies, which means we assume by using this site you are happy with our usage of cookies as outlined below. If you do not want to accept the use of these cookies you should not use the site, delete the cookies or adjust your browser settings accordingly.
We use code in our email communications to track whether that email has been opened and read, and whether the recipient has used the onward links contained in the email. This allows us to monitor and improve our email communications.
We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for guidance. We use both session, persistent and remarketing cookies on the website.
What sort of cookies does AAT use?
We use session cookies to keep you logged in while you move through pages and services on our site, to enable you to complete transactions on the site and, for example, to pre-populate forms with information to save you typing in information that you have already provided. Session cookies have a short lifetime and will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
AAT uses permanent cookies to record what you have added to your basket (for example, when booking events or ordering from the AAT shop) and to enable basic web traffic analysis using Google Analytics. We also use permanent cookies to ‘remember you’ when you return to your MyAAT login. If you do not wish for our website to ‘remember you’, you must ensure that you use the ‘log out’ button and close your browser to complete the process.
Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.