A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do several things, eg remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR). PECR also covers the use of similar technologies for storing or accessing information, such as ‘Flash cookies’ and device fingerprinting. Cookies do not allow other people to access your device or any personal information, unless you specifically choose to share your data.
If a cookie originates from our domain, it is known as a first party cookie and has been set up intentionally to ensure the website operates correctly.
The cookies that we could use can be split into the following categories:
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
Like most websites on the internet, cookies on our website can also come from other domains, which are known as third party cookies. These cookies are common when a webpage contains third party features such as a YouTube video or Twitter feed. Additional cookies may be essential in order to make these features work correctly, but some companies may also include cookies for tracking and advertising.
Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the link here: Cookies Preferences
This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can restrict, disable or delete cookies using the settings in your browser.
If you choose to opt-out, please be aware that some features on the site may not function correctly, including your login and account preferences.
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. If you’d like to opt out of tracking, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page
Our Privacy Notice describes how and why we collect and use personal information and provides information about your rights.
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