Consent to cookies and tracking

We use cookies to help make our website and services better. Please read about how cookies are used and how they can be managed on our website.

Privacy and Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give when you use this website.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Feedback from emails and comments to awards@wdh.co.uk.
  • Site usage information, using cookies and page tagging techniques.
  • Votes submitted by the polls on the nominees pages.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Contact visitors (with their permission).
  • To improve our website and other services.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They can then be read back by the website when required. Each cookie is unique and will contain anonymous information such as a unique id, the site name and some digits and numbers.

Cookies are used to remember that you have logged in when you move to a different page, store your preferences, and improve the efficiency and experience of using the website. Often cookies are deleted automatically after you have left the website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from using all the functions of the website. Visit www.aboutcookies.org for information on how to make your browser decline cookies.

How we use Cookies

The cookies that we use do not contain any personal information and can’t be used to identify you.

We use Google Analytics to find out how people are using our site and how they found us. This helps us to improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

The cookies we used are categorised into:

  • Necessary - We use necessary cookies to make our site work.
  • Performance - We use performance cookies to measure your use of our site, to help us make improvements.
  • Functionality - We use functionality cookies to provide optional-use tools.
  • Advertising - We use advertising cookies to help us improve the relevancy of advertising campaigns you may receive.
Cookie Name and Persistence Service Category Reason for Use
ASP.NET_SessionId (Session only) Website Necessary We need to use this to recognise you as a unique visitor. This is essential to us showing you the pages and information that you request.
lwylConsent (2 years) Cookie consent Necessary We use this cookie to remember your cookie consent choices and determine whether or not we need to seek new consent.
lwylPoll-XXX Voting Cookie Necessary This is created when you vote for an award - there is one set per category where XXX is a number identifier of a category. It recognises that you have already voted in a category.
_ga (13 months)
_ga_XXXXXXXXXX (13 months)
_gat (1 minute)
_gid (2 days)
Google Analytics Performance We use Google Analytics to gather quantifiable information about visitors to our website, including which pages have been viewed and how long visitors stayed for. These cookies are used to provide that service and are set by Google.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites that we feel may be useful to you. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting these other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on any website that you visit.

Consent to cookies and tracking

We use cookies to help make our website and services better. Please read about how cookies are used and how they can be managed on our website.