When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer hard drive by a web page server. You will normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page.
For example, if you personalise the pages on our site, or register on our site for any services you return to our site the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you previously customised.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
We use different types of cookies for different things, such as:
- Analysing how users use our website
- Giving you a better, more personalised experience
Strictly Necessary Cookies - Always Active
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance Cookies - Always Active
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional Cookies - Always Active
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.
How do I control my cookies?
You have the ability control, accept and decline cookies, if you choose to decline cookies; you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our site and any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies.
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. You should do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use, and, on each device, you use to access the Internet. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wider variety of browsers.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We regularly review the cookies we use, to continually improve our services to you. Any such changes shall appear here and become effective immediately, you should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.