What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files set by a website and stored on a user's computer. They hold a small amount of data specific to a particular user and website. These cookie files are accessed by either the web server or the client computer for a range of analytical or functionality purposes.
Types of cookies
First Party Cookies
These are specific to and created by this website. In all cases on this website these cookies do not store information of a personal or sensitive nature, or anything that makes you identifiable to us, personally.
Third Party Cookies
These are created by an external service when you visit our website. The data held can only be seen and managed by the third party and not by us. We do not have control over these cookies, only how they are integrated into this website.
What can cookies be used for?
Examples of the type of thing cookies can be used for are as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies for features and services inherent to the functionality of the website;
- Analytical and Performance cookies to monitor use and help to improve the user experience;
- Functionality/Targeting cookies to help produce content more relevant to the user;
- Advertising cookies to help provide more relevant adverts to users and;
- Other third party cookies such as Social Media widgets to help market a website and services.
To comply with current legislation, a cookie audit has been carried out on this website. This website uses a number of cookies to enhance the visitor experience.
We are of the belief that there is no reason to be unduly concerned over the privacy implications of any of the cookies used by this website, which are listed below for your convenience:-
Which cookies do we use?
This website does not use any cookies for the purposes of targeted advertising, to personalise content or to remember your preferences to make the site content more relevant to you when you visit the site. The cookies we do use do not store information of a personal or sensitive nature, or anything that makes you identifiable to us, personally.
First Party Cookies
Our web server may create a session cookie which is essential to distinguish you from other users whilst on this website. This will expire once you leave the site.
This website uses Google Analytics to understand how users find and use our website, to monitor visitor behaviour and to help us to update and improve the website. Google Analytics creates a number of cookies which we do not deem privacy intrusive.
Where clear and specific consent is required for any cookies set by this website, you will be able to manage your preferences, on an individual basis, as required.
Cookies can also be blocked in their entirety by adjusting your web browser settings but please be aware that by blocking all cookies set by our website, en masse, the overall user experience may be severely diminished and many features may not work altogether.