What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded and stored on your device when you access a website. Cookies can be used for various purposes, including to recognise your device and remember choices you have made about how you would like to view a website or past actions.
Cookies can be either “persistent”, which means that they are stored on your device between visits, or “session” cookies, which means that they are deleted from your device at the end of your visit. We use both types of cookies on our Site.
- The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended); and
- The United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (known as the “UK GDPR”).
Necessary or “essential” cookies
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Analytics and performance cookies
We use these cookies to monitor how visitors arrive at and interact with the Site in order to improve our Site. These cookies are non-essential and you will be given the chance to refuse your consent before these cookies are stored on your device. These cookies include:
|Used to collect information about how visitors interact with our Site. These cookies allow us to collect information including: the pages of the Site that visitors access; the number of visitors that visit or log in to an account on our Site.
This information allows us to improve the way our Site works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need more easily. The cookies collect information including IP address, device identifiers and other online identifiers. We do not use the information that we gather through Google Analytics to personally identify you.
Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data provides more information about how Google Analytics works, as well as information about how you can opt-out of the use of Google Analytics across the internet as a whole.
Consent and cookies
When you first visit our Site, and every ninety (90) days thereafter, we will ask if you wish to refuse your consent to us placing non-essential cookies on your device. You have the option to reject all of the non-essential cookies that we use on our Site. You can alter these settings at any time.
More about cookies
Most internet browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences at a browser level, you can manage this through your browser settings. Please remember that if you use your browser settings to prevent any cookies being dropped, you may not be able to use some functions on our Site that rely on essential cookies being used.
You can also remove cookies that have already been set on your device by going to your browser settings. If you are having trouble doing this or would like more information, the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ has information on how to do this across a range of browsers.
Last modified: 16 March 2021