COOKIES POLICY

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website server to your browser and stored on your computer. Cookies allow website operators to accumulate useful information, such as whether the computer (or its user) has visited the site before. Cookies are needed for a number of functions which make websites work, or work more efficiently, and they can provide information to website owners about how you use their website.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to monitor how people use our website, including estimating audience size and patterns of use, to help us provide you with a better service. Cookies also make it easier for you to use the website on future visits, and allow us to personalise the content of the website to you by recording information about your preferences.

We use both persistent cookies (which expire on a specified date) and session cookies (which expire when you close your browser).

The cookies used on this site have been categorised based on definitions given in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. We use the following cookies:

• Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

• Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count our website’s visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics to provide anonymous statistics on how our site is used. Some of our performance cookies may be managed by third parties.

• Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region – or your cookies and marketing preferences).

Please note that third parties (including, for example providers of external services like web traffic analysis services such as Google Analytics) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies.

Changing your cookie preferences

You can configure cookie settings in your browser to prevent first party cookies (placed by the website you are visiting) and/or third party cookies (placed by other websites) from being placed, and these settings will apply across all websites that you visit. However, please bear in mind that if you don’t allow us to use certain cookies it may prevent you from accessing parts of our website or result in a loss of functionality which degrades your experience of the website.

You can find out more about how to change your browser’s cookie settings at the following links:

Chrome

Firefox

Safari

Opera

IE and Edge

What cookies do we use?

Our Cookies

We use the following first party cookies on the website – these are cookies that we send to your browser.

Click here for further information about how Google Analytics uses cookies.

Third Party Cookies

There are some third party cookies used on our website – these are cookies that are set by external websites.

The following third party cookies may be placed when you visit our website:

Further information about cookies

There’s a lot of good information about cookies available online. For more information about cookies generally visit allaboutcookies.org

Get in touch

Contact us if you have any questions about how we use cookies or about your privacy.