cookie policy

Last updated 19 September 2018

This site uses cookies. This policy explains what cookies are and why we use them.

what are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are saved on to your computer or device when you access a website. Most websites use some form of cookie. Cookies are used to make websites work or make them work more efficiently and to provide useful information to website operators.

how do we use cookies?

Our cookies help distinguish you from other users and enable us to understand how you browse and interact with our website but they aren’t used to identify you personally.

what type of cookies do we use?

When you use our website, the following types of cookie may be set on your device:

Necessary cookies - These are essential to enable you to move around our website and use features and services we may offer. Without these cookies, some services you may want to use may not be possible. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing.

Functional cookies - These allow users to customise how a website looks and remember things like usernames or language preference. They do not gather or store any information which would allow us to identify you personally. An example of how we might use functionality cookies may be to remember if you’ve been to our site before so that messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.

Performance cookies - These collect information for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website so that we can improve the way it works. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We generally use third party analytics companies like Google Analytics to perform these services and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (“third party cookies”).

Targeting cookies - These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to website functionality provided by the other organisation.

Managing cookies

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept or opt-out and disable them completely, you can do so at anytime by modifying your browser settings. You can also remove cookies by deleting them from your browser history when you leave our website. Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of your website.

Third party suppliers (including providers of external series like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. More information about the cookies used by third parties and how you can reject or delete cookies such cookies can be found below:

Google Analytics

For more information about cookies, including how to manage or disable them, please you can refer to allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org.uk for more information.