Cookie Policy


PLEASE READ THIS COOKIE POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR SITE

This site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. To review the privacy policy that apply to users of our site please read our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser, device or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive.

Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service, for instance by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognise you when you return to our site.

For more information on cookies (including how to disable them) is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

What cookies does our site use?

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. Without these cookies, services like enabling appropriate content based on your type of device cannot be provided. They are “session” cookies, which expire when you close your browser session.
  • Performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies do not collect any information which uniquely identifies you specifically – all data is aggregated and anonymous.
  • Google Analytics: These are cookies used by Google Analytics (GA), which monitors traffic levels, search queries and the number of visitors to our site. Your internet protocol (IP) address is stored on GA’s servers in the USA. Neither we nor Google associate your IP address with any information that can identify you personally; they simple allow Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to our site, and to track the pages that you visit. Please see Google’s privacy policy for more information on GA. Google have developed the GA opt-out browser add-on for the GA JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). Simply download and install the add-on for your web browser here if you want to opt out of GA. We use GA cookies _gid, _ga and _gtag_UA_#.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as your language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. These cookies do not collect any information which uniquely identifies you specifically – all data is aggregated and anonymous.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.