What are cookies?When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. When services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information (cookies) on your device, for example, your computer or mobile. When you revisit the website later, or visit a different webpage, a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
You can find out more information about cookies from the following websites:
- measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made easier to use and to ensure there is enough capacity
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.
Why are cookies used?Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user's information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.
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Strictly Necessary CookiesThese cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website won’t work properly.
Performance CookiesThese cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance, which pages you visit most often and if you get any error messages from those pages. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that we provide a fast service that is available when you want it. You may wish to visit Google’s Privacy Center.
Functionality CookiesThese cookies allow us to remember the choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting.
Advertising or Tracking CookiesThe cookies show us where you saw the advert; help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns; and limit the number of times you see an advert.
There is an unlisted cookie here?As our website uses a content management system and added third-party plugins it can sometimes be difficult for us to notice every single cookie being used, especially after software updates.
If you do notice a cookie that slips past us or have a question about cookies then please contact us.
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Third party cookies opt-outSome cookies are used and provided by third-party sources. While we might not use all of them, here are the main links you can use to opt-out should you wish.
- Google Analytics
- Google Ads
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- Facebook Ads
Do not track me!Do not track is an up and coming feature in web browsers which allows you to tell websites that you do not want to be tracked. While not all websites currently use this you can find out more how to set it up on your browser from the following websites.
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer