Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a tiny data file, which is stored on your computer within the web browser, when certain web pages are visited to improve your experience. A cookie does not contain or collect information in isolation, but when read by a server via a web browser; it can give information to facilitate a more user-friendly service such as detecting errors. A cookie will not harm your computer and no personally identifiable information is stored from the use of this site.

To use our website fully, you will need to have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies, you can still browse the site; however certain features of the site may be limited. Most web browsers have cookies automatically enabled; however see Disabling cookies where you can find out how you can check your cookie settings.

This information is outlined as part of our efforts to comply with recent legislation and to ensure that we are open, honest and clear about user privacy. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below:

Session Cookies

These enable you to perform essential functions on the site, such as remembering a repeat form field item within a browsing session. In addition, they help by limiting the need to transfer information across the Internet. They are not stored on your computer and will expire when you terminate your browser session.

Persistent Cookies

These enable us to recognise anonymous repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, a record can be taken of specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path taken through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to the site, including the fixing of errors and the enhancement of content.

3rd Party Cookies

If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from Facebook or YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the generation of these cookies, so we suggest that you check the individual third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Disabling Cookies

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website, should you wish however, you can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.  You can also find further instructions here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

For more information you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: