Cookies are small pieces of text stored as a file on the computer’s hard drive. They are not computer programs. They only contain and transfer to the web server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.

Cookies are used by your browser and by most websites to help personalise or improve your experience using the world wide web. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by The LEF website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may affect some of the functionality of this website, such as the ability to log in to password-protected areas, but most of the site will still be accessible to you.

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

You can find more information about deleting and controlling cookies from the AboutCookies.org website.

The LEF will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name Purpose Expires
DYNSRV Set by our web host, allows dynamic load balancing to improve performance of the website End of browser session
catAccCookies Indicates your acceptance of Cookies and allows us to not ask every time you visit 1 month
slimstat_tracking_code Used to anonymously track pages visited and documents viewed 30 minutes

In common with many websites, this site uses Google Analytics to anonymously track users’ behaviour on the website. This is done to allow us to monitor website usage which, in turn, allows us to structure the website to provide the best possible experience to users. To read more about Google Analytics and for instructions on how you can opt-out of this form of tracking, see the Google Analytics page.

The following table lists and explains the cookies used by Google Analytics.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours
_gat Used to limit data transfer rate to Google servers and ensure performance is not adversely affected 1 minute

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