Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies on this website to:

  • keep track of your activity on this website;
  • recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitors’ and users’ requirements and interests;
  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form) or where you purchase goods or services from us.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

Consent

There is a notice on our home page which advises you that we use cookies and which also provides a link to our cookies policy. If you use this website after this notification has been displayed to you, we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this cookie policy and our privacy policy.

Description of cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name  Description
__utma Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither the Organisation or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

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These cookies are used by the AddThis plugin to allow you to share our content across social networks, and to allow us to track which networks our content has been shared on.

 

AddThis may on occassion alter which cookies are used, and may use some cookies not listed here.

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has_js This cookie is used by our website to determine whether your browser can support JavaScript and therefore what type of content to server to your browser.
cookie-agreed-en This cookie is used to remember whether or not you have hidden the cookie notification banner.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.