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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files used to store and receive information on web browsers when you visit a website. Other technologies used to store and receive information on your browser are also referred to as “cookies” for the purpose of this policy.

Cookies are needed for a number of functions which make websites work, or work more efficiently, and they can provide information to website owners about how you use their website. Cookies can also be used to show you adverts that are relevant to you, based on your browsing habits, to personalise your user experience.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to monitor how people use our website, including estimating audience size and patterns of use, to manage network resources and traffic and to ensure security on our website.

We use both persistent cookies (which expire on a specified date) and session cookies (which expire when you close your browser). The cookies used on this site have been categorised based on definitions given in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation and security of our website.

  • Performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count our website’s visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Some of our performance cookies may be managed by third parties.

You decide which cookies we use

We will ask you when you first visit our website which types of cookies you are happy for us to use and you can change your preferences at any time.  However, please bear in mind that if you don’t allow us to use certain cookies it may prevent you from accessing parts of our website or result in a loss of functionality which degrades your experience of the website.

You may also manage or disable cookies in your browser. You can find out more about how to do this at the following links:

What cookies do we use?

Example cookie name

Cookie Description

Category

Expiration

__cfduid

This cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our website and minimises blocking legitimate users. It may be used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.

Necessary

 

30 days

_ga, _gid, _gat_UA-XXXXX

These cookies are used by Google Analytics to help distinguish users and throttle request rate.

Performance

Varies
(1 minute – 2 years)

 

Further information about cookies

There’s a lot of good information about cookies available online. For more information about cookies generally visit allaboutcookies.org.

Get in touch

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on the website and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates and changes to our cookie policy.

If you have any questions about your privacy on our website or how we use cookies, please contact us.