Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites, and do not harm your system.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our websites to help us to understand how you use our websites and track any patterns of use.  This enables us to tailor content to your particular needs and also to develop our website.

Some of our cookies are strictly necessary cookies.  These are essential to the use of our websites and therefore cannot be turned off.  Without these cookies, the services on our website cannot be provided.  These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing.

Some of our cookies are performance cookies. These enable us to gather statistics about the performance of our websites by helping us to understand how visitors interact with our websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Some of our cookies are functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video, commenting on a blog or engaging in an online chat. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Cookies can be either:

  • Session cookies – these are stored on your computer for the duration of the session and then automatically deleted when you close your browser. They do not collect personal data from your computer
  • Persistent cookies – these are stored as a file on your computer and remain there when you close your browser. The cookie file is read by the website that created it when you visit the website again.  We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

We will only use cookie files for the purposes stated in this policy.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, some services and functionalities  on our websites may not work.

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