Last updated: 15 August 2019
- What is a cookie?
- Managing cookies
- Types of cookies
- Usage data
- Third Party Cookies
- Links to other sites
- Additional Information
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. It records how you navigate 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.
You can learn more about cookies from the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block 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 all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
If you would like more information on how to manage cookies, more information can be found on the Privacy Policies Browser Cookies Guide at:
Types of cookies
Cookies are either:
- Session cookies: which are stored on your computer only 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; or
- Persistent cookies: these are stored as a file on your computer and remain there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are essential to enable you to use the website effectively and therefore cannot be turned off. 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 enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website, such as allowing us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular
- Functionality cookies: These allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features, such as providing 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.
When you visit our website, we may collect information about you automatically through cookies or similar technology. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website and helps us to develop and improve our website, as well as products and/or services in response to what you might need or want.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Third Party Cookies
Links to other sites
Our Website uses the Cookie Notice Info plugin, which means you will get a pop-up about cookies, as per the 2012 EU Cookie law.