Cookies

 

 

Our Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies to deliver a personalised service and improve performance. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

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.

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.

Which cookies do we use?

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page 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.

We use cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Examples would be if you wanted to "like" or "tweet" about a business or product advertised on our website.

We may use third-party advertising companies to place advertisements about their products and services on other websites. The advertising companies may use cookies to measure advertising effectiveness and offer selective advertisement content. The advertising companies may use anonymous information about a user's visit to our website and other websites, but nothing that would personally identify the user.

We do not use cookies that collect personal information from visitors to the website.

Consent to use cookies

From 26 May 2011 changes in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations mean that users will be required to consent to the use of cookies on all UK websites.

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.

Further information on how to disable cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org