A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on your hard drive or browser by a web server that retains information about prior visits and use of a website. They typically contain two pieces of information 1) a site name and 2) a unique user ID. They are designed to remember how many times you visit the site and your browsing preferences.

How cookies work:

When you visit a website for the first time that utilises cookies, a small text file is downloaded onto your hard drive. Upon subsequent visits to the same site your computer will check the hard drive in order to locate the cookie previously installed and send it back to the site.
The role of cookies is generally beneficial making your browsing experience smoother. All websites are now required to obtain your permission to use cookies and this is closely monitored by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

How we use cookies:

SLCA use essential content management system cookies for the duration of your visit to our website. SLCA also use Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about visitors to help improve our services, to achieve this Google Analytics uses a small number of cookies for the duration of your visit. You can opt out of these cookies by visiting Google Ad preferences or changing the cookie preferences in your browser settings.
You are free to block all cookies via your web browser and this will not affect your experience.