Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to temporarily store tiny data files of information within your browser, when certain websites or pages are visited. A cookie will not harm your computer. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about how people are using the website to the owners. In general, cookies are used to retain visitor preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, however you may prefer to delete existing cookies from your browser, disable cookies on this and other websites. If so you can edit your browser options (see below) to choose not to receive cookies in future.
Like many websites on the internet we use Google Analytics. The Google Analytics tool collects anonymous information about how visitors use our websites, for example how many visitors came to our website and when, what browsers visitors use and how long visitors stay on the site. This data does not contain any information that is personal to you. Read Google's overview of privacy & safeguarding data.
In addition when we send out marketing emails via Mailchimp, it employs cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons and similar 'tracking technologies'. Again some of these cookies are required for technical reasons, and some are used so that we can tailor content and information we send out, and track our subscribers uptake. However we only send marketing emails to registered subscribers who have 'opted-in' to receive them. All subscribers have the option to 'opt-out' by unsubscribing at any time. Read the Mailchimp Cookie Statement.
Information collected by cookies on this website may be disclosed in an aggregate form to third parties but personal information which could identify an individual will not be passed on to any third party.
- We DO NOT store personal information in cookies
- We DO NOT pass on personal information to third parties
Visitors to this website are able to opt-out from having cookies stored on their computer by disabling or blocking them in their browser settings.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from this website you should disable cookies in your browser (see below) or stop using/viewing this website.
If you decide to disable cookies you will find that most of the website works as expected although any specific function that may rely on cookies will obviously be disabled.
Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To disable cookies you usually go to: Tools, Options and Privacy and select the appropriate setting depending on which browser you are using.
These 'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by the third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party often provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org