What are Cookies?

1. Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your devices when you use this website. They are widely used across the Internet in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide performance information to the owner of the site.

2. Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies a user by their name, address or any other personal information. Cookies can be used by websites to track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and identify the same users returning to a website.

3. Cookies on this website do not record the IP addresses of its users.


Cookie Categories
1. A “persistent” cookie will be stored by your browser until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user.
2. ‘First party cookies’ are cookies that are served directly by the website to your computer.
3. ‘Third party’ cookies are most commonly used for website analytics to recognise your device when it visits other websites
4. ‘Necessary’ cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
5. ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how visitors use a website.
6. ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember choices you make.
7. ‘Advertising’ cookies deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ to collect internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. Anonymous means no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information on this website via the form on the contact page.

The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to Google – not to this website. This information is processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for this website only. We use these reports to evaluate aggregate visitor usage to optimise the content and to better meet your needs.


Lists of cookies set by the website
1. The cookies we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are listed below:

3rd Party cookie used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz
This cookie a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires. It keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to this website when their first and last visit was. etc. No Personal Data is stored by Google. Your computer IP address is not stored by Google.

Set to record that you accept the fact that this website uses cookies.

_ga, _gat, _gid
Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions, throttle request rate, determine new sessions/visits, and to store visitor-level custom variable data.

3. Your IP address is NOT recorded in the collection of this data Analytics data by Google.


Blocking cookies
Cookies can improve your browsing experience, however, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at these instructions which offers guidance for all modern browsers. (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer) 5.

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


Deleting cookies
1. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);

(b) in Firefox (version 44), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 48), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

4. Google’s Privacy Policy.