What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. Most websites use them and they are generally harmless. When you revisit the website later or visit a different webpage a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website.
Cookies can be used to store information and have many uses. With the most common being tracking, remembering your details or settings, and to keep you logged in to an account.
You can find out more information about cookies from the following websites:
- measuring how many people are using our website, 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 website so we can make it better.
The cookies we use
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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.
These 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.
Social media cookies
To be removed until we have complied in all embedded video clips (MH) We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
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.
There is an unlisted cookie here?
If you do notice a cookie that slips past us or have a question about cookies then please contact us.
AboutCookies.org for comprehensive information on how to block cookies 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.
How can I disable or block cookies?
Third party cookies opt-out
Some 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.