UPDATED: 26th July 2022
What are ‘Cookies’?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website.
What type of Cookies do we use?
The cookies we use are either:
- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
We use both first and third party cookies. First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website.
We use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. These cookies are collected in a way that does not directly identify anyone. Further information about googles privacy and safeguards can be found here: Safeguarding your data – Analytics Help (google.com).
We use the following categories of cookies:
- Necessary: these cookies are essential for you to be able to use the website effectively.
- Analytics: these cookies collect information about how you use the website, like which pages you visited, and which links you clicked on. They allow us to monitor and improve the performance of the website.
How can I change my cookie settings?
You can change your cookie preference at any time by clicking on the ‘Manage consent’ tab at the bottom of the web page, in the pop up select ‘Cookie Settings’. You can then adjust the available sliders ‘on’ or ‘off’. Save your preferences by clicking ‘Save and Accept’. You may need to refresh the page for your setting to take effect.
Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout