What are Cookies?
To use our website most effectively you need to have cookies enabled. If you decide to disable cookies you’ll still be able to browse the site may encounter some issues. Most modern web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari & Mozilla Firefox) come with Cookies enabled. If you wish to turn them off, simply look further down this article for a handy guide for each browser.
On the site you may see plugins to Facebook and Twitter feeds. These write a small cookie to your machine to enable us to bring you this additional information. If you wish to disable this you can do very easily via your browsers settings.
All this information is being passed to you as part of our ongoing initiative to comply with the new legislation being passed by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). We want to be honest and clear about privacy and cookies when you’re using our website.
You will be able to browse this website if you decide to disable cookies, but to make full use of it we think you should accept cookies. The most important cookie we use on the site is what’s called a ‘session cookie’ The session cookie is written when you access the site but does nothing unless you login and wish to save your details for example.
However, if you would like to delete or block cookies from the website you can use your browser to do this. Each of the modern browsers are different so please view your browser or mobile device’s help/manual to edit your cookie preferences.
Below you can find a list of the cookies we use and their use:
|Cookie Name||Purpose and use of Cookie|
|This cookie enable the function of Google Analytics Software. This helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and visiting times. That information helps us to improve the website and your website experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.|
The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by our team and Google and does not show or collect any confidential information. For more information on Google Cookies, please see the Google site
|These cookies are set by the Share This Widget. Share this enables users to share information across the web via social media sites including Facebook. Twitter, Linked In, Yahoo and many more.|
Third Party Cookies
We use 3rd party services on this website to display videos and the latest information from our social media. Below is an explanation of the cookies that are added and where to find the relevant policies.
YouTube – This displays our videos hosted on YouTube and allows you to play them within the browser. We have activated the no cookie version of this so that it ads minimal cookies if the video is not played. When the video is played cookies are added from https://google.com, https://youtube.com and googlesyndijcation.com. More information about the types of cookies Google uses can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types
Google Analytics – We use Google analytics to monitor how our website is interacted with. This stores such things as popular pages, how long a page was visited for, bounce rate and other metrics. This data is not related to a specific person.
Most modern web browsers enable cookies by default. If cookies are not enabled on your computer your experience on our website may be limited in some areas.
To enable/disable cookies, please refer to your browsers help guide. We have some guidelines below on how to enable cookies on the most popular browsers:
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options. Then select the Privacy icon . Then click on Cookies, then select ‘allow or disallow sites to set cookies’.
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options . Then click the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button, now select ‘Allow local data to be set’ or to turn off ‘block sites from setting any data’
|Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0|
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.
Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option. Then click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’ and finally click ‘Save’.
For all other browsers and platforms please consult your help guides.
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, why not visit www.aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).