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What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers (or information) which are created when you visit a site that uses cookies. This information is sent by a web server to a web browser, and is then stored by the browser. The information is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. These information files are either stored in the memory of your device, or are placed on the hard drive of your device. When we refer to a ‘device’, we mean the computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device you use to access the internet. 

 

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the site. This helps us to continually improve our website for you, and provide increased functionality. We don’t use cookies to collect personal information about you, only anonymous information. We don’t use cookies to target you with online advertising.

What cookies do we use?

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ devices. This information is used to create reports about the use of the website, to help us refine the site and tailor content accordingly. Google stores this information. Google’s privacy policy is available here.

 

How to manage and disable cookies?

You can use your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc) to allow, switch off or delete cookies on this and other websites. Each web browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ function of your particular browser to determine how to update your cookie settings. You may find the following guide helpful in managing your cookies. Please note that, in some cases switching off or deleting cookies may reduce the usability of a website (including this site).