Cookies are widely used small text files that are installed on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website.
Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.
By using and browsing the Pathways Group website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with the Pathways Group Privacy Statement. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
What types of cookies are there?
Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie, of which Pathways will only implement and use types 1 – 3 below:
1. Strictly necessary cookies
2. Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
3. Functionality cookies
These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
4. Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected
Third party cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web to help us understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the Cookies set by Google Analytics. Most browsers allow you to prevent cookies being stored on your computer: if you want to know how to do this please look at the Help menu on your internet browser.
Google Adwords cookies allow us to advertise relevant information to users. Adwords cookie lists are stored in a database on Google’s servers, which store the cookie IDs associated with each list. Please note that we do not use remarketing or display advertising – tracking technology for advertising purposes because of the sensitivity around the services which we provide. Most browsers allow you to prevent cookies being stored on your computer: if you want to know how to do this please look at the Help menu on your internet browser.