Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files, stored in a browser’s directory.

Cookies can be used to:

  • Help a website work more efficiently (by remembering what items or pages were last looked at)
  • Allow the visitor to perform certain tasks (such as storing items in a shopping basket or logging into a restricted area)
  • Provide information to the website owner about how visitors use and navigate the website.

You can find out more about cookies by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org/

Most browsers allow you to view, delete and block cookies. To find out how manage cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

Cookies help us improve the performance of the website as it remembers your preferences and we can make tweaks based on visitor behaviour and statistics.  We sometimes place cookies on your device which help us serve relevant adverts to you when you visit other websites.

Cookies on this website

This is how we collect information from you when you use our Services:

You directly provide it to us. Some ways in which you do this are:

  • Complete and submit online forms to us;
  • Respond to our surveys.

The technologies we and third parties use to provide content and applications. These services may collect or process your data automatically, including:

Types of cookies we use

The categories of cookies we use on the website and the function they perform is listed below.

Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to operate correctly and cannot be disabled without ruining the usability of the website.  The law does not require us to ask consent to use these cookies and they will always be placed when you use this website.

N.B Where possible, we delete these cookies when you leave the website.

Functional Cookies

These cookies remember the choices you make on our website, improving your experience.  We use them to display recommendations for you based on your past activity on the site. Functional Cookies may be required for actions such as watching a video.

Any data that these cookies collect is anonymised before being used for any other purpose– we don’t keep records of your data or track you personally, or monitor how you browse on other websites.

This information is not made available to other websites.

We also use third party cookies from companies such as Facebook and Twitter to allow you to share information via your timeline or by liking or sharing content.

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies are used to gather anonymous data on how visitors use the website.

They look at what pages are the most popular, how long visitors stay on them, if and when a user gets an error message and other similar useful data which we use to improve how the website works and make information easier to find.  This data is anonymous and we cannot track you individually using analytics cookies.