As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies. We are continuously working to implement appropriate changes to our website.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Passwords are not stored in cookies.
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and carry out other essential security.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Our Cookies Policy
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.
Cookies set by us
In order to comply with new rules, we use the classification developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK on the different types of cookies which we use on the Website and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on your device. Please be reassured that we are working on other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the Website.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
We us these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
- Remember things like information you've entered on forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session
Cookies we have defined as 'Strictly Necessary' cookies will NOT be used to:
- Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you
- Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website.
'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you - all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.
We use 'Performance' cookies to:
- Provide statistics on how our website is used
- See how effective our adverts are (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
- Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
- Test different designs of our website
'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to:
- Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
- Target adverts to you on any other website
These Google Analytics cookies identify user behaviour over time to help us understand how many people come back to our site, how often, and what their preferences are. No personal information is stored in the cookies, nor do we extract any data from your machine.
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are cookies created by an external service when you use a page on our website. These cookies are specific to the third- party's domain & accordingly the data held in them can be seen & managed by the third party & not by us. We control whether or not we use the third-party service with our website, & how it is integrated & presented on our website. We do not have control over the cookies themselves.
How you can manage your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit the following websites for further information on Cookies:
Information about cookies
- Comprehensive information on how to block or erase cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers - http://www.aboutcookies.org/
- Useful information about cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Internet Advertising Bureau - A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
- International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom - Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on this document from the ICC website