How we use Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are almost like a short-term memory, which are downloaded onto your computer or device as a text file which remembers details about your online visits. Some cookies come directly from our website or via a third party, which we have listed below. In terms of how long a cookie can last - this can vary; session cookies are deleted from your computer or device as soon as you close your web browser, where as a persistent cookie will remain on your computer or device until is has expired or been deleted by yourself in your web browser. View here for more information

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies - These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
  • Performance Cookies - These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
  • Functional Cookies - These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
  • Targeting Cookies - These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Here's a round-up of third party companies who utilise cookies:

  • Google Analytics (Strictly Necessary Cookie)
  • Google Adwords Conversion (Performance Cookie)
  • Google Adwords Remarketing (Targeting Cookie)
  • Bing (Performance Cookie)
  • AWIN - (Targeting Cookie)
  • Hotjar (Performance Cookie)
  • Facebook (Social Targeting Cookie)
  • Twitter (Social Targeting Cookie)

View here for more information on how we use Google services