Our website uses small ﬁles called cookies to help us customise your experience.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. However this cookie does not let us know your name, address, age or any other information that can identify you as a person.
Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on our website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. An example is remembering the information you put into our forms.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Each time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates a set of anonymous analytics cookies. Again, no personally identiﬁable information is shared:
- These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
- Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies. If you don’t, we generate new ones.
- This allows us to track how many unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.
Other third party cookies
On some of our pages, third party controls may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of the way cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by our website.
Cookies on this site
We use the following cookies on this website:
Used to distinguish users
Used to persist session state
How to turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
We have included some functionality on the website allowing the user to turn off non-essential cookies. When you ﬁrst visit the site you’ll be greeted with a pop-up prompting you to put in your preferences. All non-essential cookies can be enabled and will not be stored on your computer until you accept them.
If you would like to ﬁnd out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may ﬁnd the following links useful:
- Information Commissioner’s Ofﬁce – Cookies and similar technologies
- All About Cookies
- To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For further legal information about privacy issues visit The Information Commissioner’s Ofﬁce.