Cookie Policy

Details about our website cookies and data storage

What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. Most websites use them and they are generally harmless. When you revisit the website later or visit a different webpage a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website.

They can be used to store information and have many uses, with the most common including tracking, remembering your details or settings, and to keep you logged in to an account. The main types of cookies are:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website won’t work properly.
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.
  • Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your username) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user's information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.

What cookies do you have and why?

Here is the table of cookies we use on our site.



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As our website uses a content management system and added third-party plug-ins it can sometimes be difficult for us to notice every single cookie being used, especially after software updates.

If you do notice a cookie that slips past us or have a question about cookies then please contact us.

There are also some essential cookies which are required for the website to work; these can only be blocked by changing your browser settings.

How can I disable or block cookies?

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. You can change these settings if you wish, however please be aware that this is not generally a per-site setting and will prevent all websites from using cookies, not just ours.

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