A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree, which can be used to identify that you have previously visited a website, or to store small bits of information locally with you. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Tracking Cookies are a specific type of cookie that is distributed, shared, and read across two or more unrelated Web sites for the purpose of gathering information or potentially to present customised data to you.
Tracking cookies are non-malicious text files and are sometimes referred to as ‘third party cookies’. We use them in our emails to gain a greater insight into your online behaviour when visiting the website. They will not capture any information you may input on a form; they just tell us which pages you are browsing.
For more details on cookies, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office for details and legal insight. The ICO has been set up as a UK Independent Authority to uphold information rights in the public interest.
The cookies we use
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Compliance Cookies. We will use a cookie to count how many times the cookies pop up has been shown to you. Once it has been shown to you a number of times (or if you click “yes please” or “no thanks” at the bottom), the pop up will no longer be displayed (unless you removed the compliance cookies from your device).
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns on our Website.
- Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests.
- Speed up your searches.
- Recognise you when you return to our site.
- Search terms you have used to either find our website or used on our website, a record of all browsing behaviour including links clicked. This is done via a cookie which is set on your first arrival to our website and the contents of any form you submit to us.
- Information that will help us contact you in the future like: name, company name, address, phone and email.
- And retain all personal information disclosed by you to us, we will not seek to append personal data from external sources.
- Information on engagement with the emails and SMS messages you receive from us.
- The IP address your router freely transmits to our web servers.
- Your browser user agent, as freely transmitted by your computer. This includes your browser build information, your device type and your computer’s operating system.
Description of cookies
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|__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.
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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How can I manage my cookies?
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.