What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit certain websites. Cookies hold a certain amount of information, which our website can send to your browser. They may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive and can be accessed by our web server, so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
- Recognising when you log in and any preferred settings.
- Tailoring content to your needs and preferences
- Analysing how you use our website and how it responds to your requests which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use several types of cookies, some we set and some are provided by third party providers. Each have different functions and you can turn off many of these except those which are essential to the operation of the website. The types of cookies include:
Cookies used on our website
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Links to other websites
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. These third-party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. Please check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please understand we do not control these third-party websites and they will have their own privacy policies for which we cannot accept any responsibility or liability.
How do I change my cookie settings?
Cookies can also be controlled by your web browser settings. Whether our cookies are used will depend on your browser settings, so you are in control. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third-party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this. For further information please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please use the following links:
- Internet Explorer cookies information
- Chrome cookies information
- Firefox cookies information
- Safari cookies information
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Opera, Google provide a free add-on for your browser which will block the gathering of data by Google Analytics. To download and install, please go to:
Please be aware that if you block all cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.