Policy Document:

Cookie Policy

This document describes how and why we use cookies on this web site, and how you can manage them in your browser…

When you visit, we may send you a cookie. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device, that is used to save information pertinent to your browser. The different types of cookie that may be used are:

  1. Strictly Necessary
    These cookies are essential for the running of a website, without the use of these cookies parts of a website would not be able to function.
  2. Analytical/Performance
    These types of cookies are used to monitor the performance of a website and how it is used. These cookies provide information that helps improve usability and also to identify any areas that may need maintenance. We may also track IP addresses, this is a number that can identify an Internet Service Provider and country location. It cannot provide personal information.
Controlling the use of Cookies

You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use not only allows you to see the cookies saved on your computer, but also to control their use. You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether.

Do bear in mind that if the latter option is selected, many websites will not function properly, or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience. There are different levels of control too. You are able to prevent just third party cookies being deployed, and some even allow you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies. Please refer to your web browser manual for details.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

Cookie Usage on this Web site

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know. We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

  • User authentication cookie
    Cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page.
  • Universal Analytics (Google)
    • _ga
    • _gali
    • _gat
    • _gid

    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information – in a way that does not directly identify anyone – including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.

We use the following analytical/performance cookies:

  • Google Analytics
    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, where you can download a Google add-on blocking all tracking cookies.
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