Cookie Policy

Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your computer or browsing device when you access a website. These files are not computer programs and cannot be used to cause damage to your computer. They are often essential to helping us provide you with a better online experience. Some areas of the site may not function correctly without the use of cookies.

By accessing this website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. You can disable cookies completely by changing your browser settings; however some areas of the site will not be accessible or may not function properly.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and improving your online experience.

There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way but have minor differences.

Session cookies

Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. They facilitate tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.

Persistent cookies

These are cookies that remain on your device after you have left the site or closed your web browser. They are typically used to remember settings.

First- and third-party cookies

Whether a cookie is a first- or third-party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First-party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website visited. All other cookies are third-party cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential for you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. Strictly necessary cookies are not used to gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you have been on the internet.

We use these cookies to:

  • Remember the information you have entered on forms so that you do not have to re-enter these details if you go back to a previous page.
  • Identify you as being securely logged on to our website.
  • Identify session id.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for example, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor, although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All the information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make, such as your username or your location in order to provide enhanced and personalised features. For example a news website may store your location to provide you with the most up-to-date local news.

Targeting and advertising cookies

We do not use cookies to target advertising or use cookies provided by 3rd parties to offer advertising.

These cookies are used for websites to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers.

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