Cookie Policy

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Why are some cookies essential to using our website?

This website, along with most other major websites, uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the website and help us improve the user experience. Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience whilst visiting are as we intended it to be. None of the cookies used on our websites collects personally identifiable information about you. And also note that cookies can’t harm your computer.

We use cookies in the following ways

  • To track how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it to help us improve our service to you. For example, we use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. Find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google Privacy site . This website uses both Session and Persistent cookies which are explained in more detail below. None of these cookies uses personally identifiable information about you.
  • To monitor and manage our website traffic.
  • To understand how our advertising campaigns are working and to improve our site design, offers and promotions. None of the cookies used on our website collect personally identifiable information about you and no information is passed to third parties

Types of cookies used on this website

As mentioned above cookies come in two basic forms:

  • Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that only exist in the period you access the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after accessing the website). Session cookies help the website remember what you chose on the previous page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.
  • Persistent cookies – these are cookies that remain on your device after you have visited our website. These cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor (by storing a randomly generated number) but they do not contain personal information and cannot be used to identify you. The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie.

Cookies can also be subdivided based on the function they perform – necessary, functional, performance, analytical, and advertising/marketing.

Managing cookies

Our website will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us you can do this through the pop-up cookie notice (via “Manager Setting”) or via your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Your consent

Our website offers you the chance to explicitly consent to either all cookies or selective cookies using the buttons in the pop-up widget on the screen. If you don’t then the only cookies used will be the completely necessary cookies.

Last Reviewed: 7 January 2022

Written/Reviewed by: Amanda Gillam

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