What is a “Cookie” and why do we use them?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and gives us certain information about your online behaviour.
Some cookies only exist for a small amount of time (for example, a session cookie will only exist on your device when you use the website) and others will remain on your device for longer (for example, some functionality cookies need to stay on your device so that the website can recognise you when you return).
Different types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They are essential in order to ensure the website works property and include, for example, navigation.
Analytics/performance cookies. These cookies allow us recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and see how these users move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We utilise Google Analytics to better understand how our content is used.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). We do not currently use any functionality cookies on our website.
Targeting/advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed and use this information to make sure any advertising you see is more relevant to your interests. This information is sometimes shared with third parties for this purpose. We do not currently use any targeting/advertising cookies on our website.
How can I control cookies?
You may choose whether or not to accept cookies and can control cookies through your web browser. The controls will vary depending on which browser you are using and it is important to check with the browser provider how you can do this.
Please follow the links before for the browser options for the following providers:
Please note that if you reject all cookies entirely it could result in our website no longer working properly.
For more information about cookies and how you can control them we recommend you visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
A detailed look at the cookies we use:
You can find more information about the individual cookies and similar tools we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|WordPress Cookie||PHPSESSID, wp-settings-8, wp-settings-time-8||To keep help deliver a dynamic and seamless experience while using our website.|
|Google Analytics||_ga,_gid||Allows us to better understand how users interact with our content so that we can improve our services.|
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