WHAT IS A WEBSITE COOKIE?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device 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 are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
WHY ARE COOKIE POLICIES REQUIRED?
A new Cookie law was introduced in May 2011 (enforced from May 2012 in the UK) concerning storage and access to cookies and similar technologies. The policy allows organisations to use ‘implied consent’ to comply. This means users do not have to make an explicit choice. Instead, their continued use of a site would be taken to mean they are happy for information to be gathered.
HOW IS THIS SITE COMPLYING?
HAVE I ACCEPTED COOKIES ON THIS WEBSITE?
WHAT COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE AND WHY?
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer hard drive and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are deleted at a specific time and date.
Session cookies are stored in the computer’s memory only during your browsing session and are automatically deleted from the computer hard drive when the browser is closed or you disconnect form the internet.
Analytics cookies can be a combination of persistent and session cookies.
HOW DO I MANAGE COOKIES?
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T ACCEPT COOKIES ON THIS WEBSITE?
If you don’t accept cookies on this website, you may not be able to use certain features of the website, including the feedback form and contact us facility.
CHANGING YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS
You do not allow us to store cookies and some sections of our website rely on cookies. Enable cookies for a better experience.