cookies

 

We use a technology called “Cookies” as part of a normal business procedure to track patterns of behaviour of visitors to our website.

what are cookies?

Cookies are created when you visit a website that uses Cookies. Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your device (computer, mobile phone, tablet or other devices you use to access the internet) or are placed on the hard drive of your device.

why do we use cookies?

We use Cookies to distinguish you from other users of this website and to provide increased functionality on our website. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience and also allows to improve our website.

We don’t use any of our Cookies to collect personal information about you, only anonymous information. We don’t use any of our Cookies to target you with online advertising. Please note that not all the Cookies on our website are set by us (see Cookies set by third parties below).

what cookies do we use?

We use two different types of Cookies: Strictly Necessary Cookies and Performance Cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These Cookies are essential and you would not be able to move around our website or use its features without them. We use these Cookies to:

• Allow your computer to be recognised within a website so any page changes, item or data selection is remembered; and
• Detect software on your device which enables content on our website.

These Cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to our website.

Performance Cookies: These Cookies are not essential but they provide us with useful anonymous information about how people use our website. Without these Cookies, it would be difficult for us to understand how our website is performing and we may miss out on the opportunity to make improvements that could enhance your user experience. We use these Cookies to:

• Obtain statistics about how our website is used (including which pages are visited most often and how users came to visit our website);
• Evaluate website performance; and
• Help us ensure that the content and features on our website are relevant for your future visits.

Within the website there is currently one first party Cookie that is being set. The Cookie is listed below and is classified by the ICO Cookie categorisation.

• Google Analytics

how to control cookies

You can use your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc) to allow, switch off or delete Cookies on this and other websites. Each web browser is different so check the ‘Help’ function of your particular browser to determine how to update your Cookie settings. Please note that, in a few cases, switching off or deleting Cookies may reduce the functionality of or prevent access to certain websites (including this website).

cookies set by third parties

We use a number of social media tools and external applications to enhance your interaction with this website – for example, we sometimes embed videos from YouTube. As a result, you may be sent Cookies from these third party websites. We do not control these Cookies and we suggest you check these third party websites for more information about the Cookies they use.