Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. Cookies can help to display the information on a website in a way that matches your interests. Most major websites use cookies.

What cookies are used on this Website?

Analytics

We use analytics cookies to helps us understand how users engage with our website. An example is counting the number of different people coming to our website or using a particular feature, rather than the total number of times the site or feature is used. Without this cookie, if you visited the website once each week for three weeks we would count you as three separate users. We would find it difficult to analyse how well our website was performing and improve it without these cookies.

User Cookies

We may use cookies to improve your experience by remembering your preferences so we know how you like to use our website. Examples of this would be remembering you so that you are served with the same content or to remember you when you come back to the site.

Social Sharing

We may use third party cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Examples would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about us or our products or services. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details.

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?

If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your machine, you can do the following:

  1. delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/; and/or
  2. please note that we can’t always control third party cookies stored on your machine from our website and where this is the case you will need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below.

Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this website.

Third party cookies:

Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on this Website” section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. Third parties may also read cookies on your browser to collect information or to serve content or advertisements to you. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:

Google

Type of cookies: Analytics – Google provide anonymised data about the visits made to our website.

User – Google use cookies to help protect your privacy and help ensure your browsing activities remain safe.

Social Sharing – Google also store cookies which allow the “Google +” social sharing functionality.

Interest-Based Advertising – Google tools may also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.

More information and how to opt-out: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy

Facebook

Type of cookies: Social Sharing – Facebook stores cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our website or log in using your Facebook account.

More information and how to opt-out: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter

Type of cookies: Social Sharing – Twitter also stores cookies which allow its social sharing functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website.

More information and how to opt-out: http://twitter.com/privacy