What are cookies?Cookies are small, harmless text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. The term “cookies” in this policy is used to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help to remember preferences, analyse how well the website is performing, or even allow to recommend content relevant to you.
How are cookies used?Like many websites, cookies are used to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.
Some of the information stored is put there by other companies whose software has been added to the site, and this can also impact your experience of other websites you may visit after leaving this site.
If you continue to use this site without taking action to prevent the storage of this information, you are effectively agreeing to this use. If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, please visit allaboutcookies.org
Below is a list of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch.
Strictly Necessary CookiesThese cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance CookiesThese cookies allow the site to count visits and traffic sources so measurements can be made and the performance of the site can be improved. They help to show which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality CookiesThese cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by this website or by third party providers whose services have been added to the pages.
If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Targeting CookiesThese cookies may be set through this website by advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Do Not TrackDo Not Track is a technology and policy proposal that enables users to opt out of tracking by websites they do not visit, including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms. Visit donottrack.us for more information.
Opt-out for StatCounterIf you would like to opt-out of StatCounter, please visit statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/
Opt-out for Google AnalyticsIf you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, Google has developed a tool that works with major internet browsers to permit you to opt-out: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Opt-out for AddToAnyIf you would like to opt-out of data collection by AddToAny, please visit networkadvertising.org/choices/
Opt-out for social mediaIntegration of social media links to the website may enable tracking by these providers, who provide their own opt-out and data control mechanisms:
Facebook, whose cookie control instructions are at facebook.com/help/562973647153813
Google Plus, which provides display control at google.com/profiles
Privacy BadgerPrivacy Badger is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that automatically blocks hidden trackers that would otherwise spy on your browsing habits as you surf the web.
You can read more about it/download it here: eff.org/privacybadger