What's a cookie?
A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive if you agree to this and
which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present
tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse
traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. You can block
cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to
refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies
you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our
website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.
Cookies are either:
Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically
deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a
website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer;
Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you
close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website
again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as
when buying a product and / or service. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website
cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or
remembering where you have been on the internet.
Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For
example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced
features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use.
They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a
blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links
you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more
relevant to your interests.
First- and third-party cookies: First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are
cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website, such as where we have adverts on
our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on
We use third party cookies on our website, and these are set out in the table below.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in
the table below:
(a) Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
(b) Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted to your individual interests.
(c) Speed up your searches.
(d) Recognise you when you return to our site.
(e) Effectiveness measurement
(a) Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted to your individual interests.
(b) Speed up your searches.
(c) Recognise you when you return to our site.
You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the cookie icon and adjusting the sliders to “OFF.” Please refresh your page to ensure that the new settings have taken effect. You can also control your cookie settings through your web browser. You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 months. If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org