Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies. Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors’ computers to store a range of information, usually specific to that visitor – or rather the device they are using to view the site – like the browser or mobile phone. If you would like to learn more about the general uses of cookies, please visit Cookiepedia – all about cookies. By continuing to browse our website with your browser settings accepting cookies, and by clicking on the “Accept” button at the bottom of the page, you are consenting to the use of cookies including those that monitor our visitors for analytical purposes e.g. Google Analytics. For more information on the different types of cookies, and also how to manage them, please see below.

Why do we use cookies?

The information cookies store is generally used to make the site work as you expect it to and to give you a more personalised web experience. However, there are many different types of cookies and the way they are used depends on what the website does. For example, some websites require a login, which is often tracked by a “Session” cookie and means that next time you come to login, you don’t need to enter your details again. Others, track the history of a visitor to the website so that the server knows that you have visited before and can provide appropriate content, or analyse and store the preferences of that user for providing advertising e.g. Google Analytics. For more information regarding the types of cookies, please visit Cookiepedia – types of cookies.

The benefits of cookies

As mentioned above, cookies help to personalise your website experience. This could mean not having to enter your email, or login details each time, or something as simple as text size while browsing. They are mostly used to enhance your browsing experience e.g. showing you products or adverts that may interest you based on previous browsing history. For more information regarding the benefit of cookies, please visit Cookiepedia – benefits of cookies.

Managing use of cookies

Although the use of cookies is largely positive, some people have concerns regarding their privacy and cookie use. It is possible and fairly simple to modify your cookie settings in your browser to remove consent for cookies, and delete existing ones if necessary. However, please be aware that this may adversely affect your browsing experience. For more information on how to do this, please visit Cookiepedia – how to manage cookies.

We do not use cookies to store personal data for marketing, however we want you to be absolutely confident that we are treating your personal data responsibly, and that we are doing everything we can to make sure that the only people who can access that data have a genuine need to do so. For more information on the types of data we do hold, please visit our Privacy Policy.