Cookies Policy (2020)

1. Youth Justice Resource Hub Cookie Policy
We want your experience on the Youth Justice Resource Hub to be reliable and easy to use. We also need to understand how you use our services so we can improve them.

To help us do this we store a small amount of information on your computer or device, when you access (the/our ‘Site’) and agree.

These small files, which typically comprise a series of letters or numbers, are called ‘cookies’. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Our Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. This allows us to improve our Site and provide you with a better browsing experience.

Some cookies are essential for our Site to operate most effectively, others are not. Opting out or blocking some cookies may affect the functionality of our Site. We want to be open about the way we use cookies and to help you make informed choices about their use. Please be assured that the cookies we use are not used to identify you personally.

By means of this Cookie Policy we are seeking to give you clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use including how to reject or block them.

2. Why we use cookies
We do not store any advertising cookies on your computer or device.
We use cookies to:

  • ensure that our Site functions properly to lets you make best use our Site;
  • remember what notifications you have seen so that we do not show them to you again;
  • remember any Site preferences that you have to ensure that our Site is easier for you to use; and
  • collect information about how you use our Site so that we can improve it

3. Types of cookies we use
The cookies that our Site stores on your computer or device are called ‘first party cookies’ - these cookies are ours.

The cookies consist of:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: required for operating our Site (for example, enable you to log in to secure areas of our Site);
  • Analytical/performance cookies: recognises and keep track of the number of users accessing our Site and how they move around the Site. Allows us to improve the way the Site works;
  • Functionality cookies: recognises you when you revisit the Site. Enables us to personalise our content for you; and
  • Targeting cookies: records your visit to the Site, the pages you visit and the links you follow. Allows us to make our Site more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Some of these cookies will not remain once you have closed your web browser. These temporary 'session' cookies help us to ensure that our Site functions properly for you.

Other cookies will stay on your device after you close your browse. These ‘essential' cookies help us to remember your preferences for when you visit our Site again.
More information about all of these different types of cookies (such as their names and purpose) are kept in a ‘Directory of Cookies’, which is available on request from us at any of the contact addresses listed throughout this site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will exist for the lifetime of the session

4. How to refuse or delete cookies
For the use of cookies required by our Site we will ask for your prior consent to store the cookies on your computer or device.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse and delete cookies. However, if you use your browser setting to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site, Links to instructions on how to refuse and delete cookies for some popular browsers are shown below. These links will take you to those browsers own sites. The Youth Justice Board is not responsible for any content on those sites.

Further instructions on how to refuse and delete cookies for other browsers can be found at the following links:

These links will take you to third party sites. The Youth Justice Board is not responsible for any content on these sites.

5. To find out more or contact us
If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please use via the contact us section on the site.

Last updated: January 2020

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