We last updated our policy on 2 November 2019.
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website.
There are 4 different types of cookies:
Strictly-necessary cookies (required for the website to run). These allow you to do things like log in securely.
Performance cookies (which measure how many visitors use our site, which pages they visit and how they interact with the site). These help us to improve our website.
Functionality cookies (which remember specific visitor’s preferences for the way they use our site, e.g. language settings or font size).
Targeting/advertising cookies (these collect information about individual visitors that enable us, or third parties, to provide relevant advertisements to those who have visited our site)
Our website may use each type of them in order to:
make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable
improve our services
recognise you whenever you visit this website and distinguish you from other users of our site
obtain information about your preferences and use of our site
provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests
carry out research and data analysis to help us to improve our content and services and to better understand our customer preferences and interests.
Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you.
We have set out specific details of the cookies we use on our site in section 4 below.
Like many other websites, third-parties may also set cookies on our website. These third-parties are responsible for the cookies they set on our site and we have no control over them. For further information on how their cookies policies work, please visit their websites.
You can manage cookies yourself.
You will need to visit the web browser’s site to learn how to manage cookies.
For further information about cookies and how to manage or disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org.
Please also note that if you change/block cookies then:
some parts of our website may not function properly or as well as they otherwise might;
changes will apply across all websites which you visit (unless you choose to block cookies only from particular websites); and
the settlings which you change will only apply on the device on which you change the settings and will not apply across all other devices which you use.
We have set out below details of each of the cookies on our site, a description of what they do and where relevant, external links which provide more information about them:
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.