Cookie Useage

This website uses third party cookies which help to improve the functionality of the site.

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer when you visit our website. The vast majority of websites on the internet use cookies.

The purpose of our cookies is to make the website function correctly, to personalise the website to your preferences, and to collect information about your visit which will help us improve the website in the future.
We never collect information that could identify you, or pass information to any third parties.

Cookies aim to improve your experience of our website by:
• Remembering settings so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.
• Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs and improve it as required. We use anonymous traffic log statistics to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
• Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They aim to make our sites work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

If you would like to learn more about cookies and how to manage, control or delete them them, then we recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

Third party cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Google Analytics or Vimeo; these are controlled by them.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, to allow us to evaluate and improve how the website is used. Google Analytics sets various cookies to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

Vimeo is a web video streaming service which allows us to host video clips produced by The Sigma Trust on an external server and then embed them into our web pages.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can, among other things, remember who you are. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to the third party Company. This information is then used to evaluate visitor’s use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. We do not use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. Vimeo and Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them.

A list of the current third party services that we use, and a link to their respective privacy policy pages, can be found below. When you navigate away from our websites via one of these services you will need to refer to the site specific privacy policies listed below:
Google Analytics - measuring and improving website usage
Google Maps - embedded mapping service
Vimeo.com - embedded video streaming service
Flash Player - embedded interactive service

Managing Cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.