This website uses cookies to improve the user’s experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

A cookie is a small file that is automatically sent by an Internet server and which installs itself on the hard disk of the user’s computer. Cookies track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. Any information held about your use of the website is stored securely.

By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website. You are advised that if you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto your computer’s hard drive, you should take necessary steps within your web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website.

We use cookies to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features; to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences; to help us to improve the performance of our website and to provide you with a better user experience. We do not use individual information for commercial purposes nor do we share this information with any other organisation.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software collects and analyses the information automatically to help us improve our site. The software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. The Google Analytic Cookies used are: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

You can read Google’s Privacy Policy here for further information.

Misconceptions

Cookies are not spyware or viruses and they can’t read information from a computer. Neither are cookies the source for pop-ups or spam. They cannot be executed as code and are therefore incapable of transmitting computer viruses.

What if I refuse cookies?

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, if you do not agree to our usage of cookies, or you do not agree to our usage of Google Analytics, then you have the following options:

  • Navigate away from the website
  • Disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website (http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/) which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
  • Google also offer a browser ‘add-on’ that prevents information being sent back to Google Analytics whenever you visit any website that uses Google Analytics. This can be found here.