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Cookie Statement

Our website uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer.

What is in a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which is stored on your computer if you agree.  It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

These Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. 

Why is it used?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve things such as:

  • remembering settings so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever your visit a new page
  • remembering information you have given, so that you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

There are four main types of Cookies, of which we use; Analytical, Targeting and Functionality Cookies. These Cookies will in turn be either "session" Cookies, these only last for the duration of your visit and/or "persistent" Cookies which remain in place across multiple or repeat visits to the site.

We use "Analytical" Cookies, these allow us and a carefully selected third party analytics company to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors to our site move around it.  This helps us to improve the way our website works. All Cookies which we use will expire after 1 day.  Please note that we have no control of the use of the third parties Cookies.

Read more about the individual Cookies we use click here.

What to do if you don't want Cookies to be set?

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all Cookies, or even to delete Cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.

How to do this?

You may delete them via your web browser if you wish to, but this may restrict the functions that you are able to carry out on our sites.  Most browsers automatically accept cookies, if you do not want us to place cookies on your computer at all, you can set your browser to disable or reject them.  This will mean that no website will be able to place cookies on your computer.  However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. You can do this by adjusting the preferences within your browser.  See www.aboutcookies.org for more information.