A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The below list contains information on the cookies we use on our site and what they are used for.
This cookie is used to calculate how much time you have spent on our website.
This cookie is also used to store any preferences you have applied or information you have entered within specific areas on our website, such as account credentials, search queries, content formatting, contact queries, questionnaires, etc.
This cookie is used to detect if you have visited our website. It is used by Google Analytics service.
This cookie is used to detect if you have visited our website (alternative method to the above). It is used by Google Analytics service.
This cookie is used to detect if you have shared any aspect of our website. It is used by AddThis service.
This cookie is used to detect if you have shared any aspect of our website (alternative method to the above). It is used by AddThis service.
What do we use the cookie information for?
We use the information we get from cookies to understand how our site is used and to make your journey through our site smoother. We also use them to make sure that you see the information that is relevant to you.
Your privacy is very important to us and we do not collect personal information from you when you visit our website without your prior consent.
We collect personal information only when you specifically and knowingly give it to us.
Examples of this are when you send an email to us, or when you fill in an online form giving us your details. We only use the information that you give to us for the reasons stated at the time that you provide it. The only exception to this is where we have a legal obligation to share the information that you provide, or where there is provision in law to do so.
All information that you give to us is processed, actioned and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
We collect data from our website to help us understand how people access it and what people are using it for. This also helps us to work out whether there have been any technical problems with the site. The information that we collect does not contain your personal information and we cannot link it with individual visitors.