Cookie Policy

1. About cookies

1.1    When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, a computer or mobile phone, if you agree. These small files of information are known as cookies. Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website(s), which helps us to provide you with a better experience when browsing our website(s) and also allows us to improve our website(s). Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

1.2    Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.      Cookies that we use

2.1    We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services; and
(b)    cookie preferences we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally; and
(c)    session cookies – these cookies enable the website you are visiting to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don’t get asked for the same information you’ve already given to the site. 

3.    Cookies used by our service providers

3.1  Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

3.2  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

4.    Managing cookies

4.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

4.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

4.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.