Cookies

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This website has been built using the WordPress framework. WordPress consists of a core application, plus a number of plug-in applications which provide additional functionality. Plug-ins are written and distributed by third parties, and as such their contents are outside our control. Some of these plug-ins may contain their own cookies which may be used in order to make the plug-in work, or work more efficiently.

Whilst we have no control over plug-in cookies that may be used, we do monitor them.

There are several categories of cookie, as defined below.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

In general, these cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

In general, these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

In general, these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

In general, these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

We do not knowingly use any tracking cookies on this website. However, some of our third party plug-ins may do.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

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Opting Out

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

We recommend the use of the browser extension Ghostery to allow you to see and block attempts to track your behaviour. This is a free browser add-on. To find out more visit  www.ghostery.com. Ghostery tells you about website tracking and the cookies that are being loaded when you visit a web page. It may also point to you to the company using it, which in turn should allow you to opt out of the cookie if required.

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