‘Cookies’ are small files that are stored on your computer to record information about how you use a website. Generally they’re used to remember user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
Cookies are used by almost all websites and do not harm your system. As a rule, they will make your browsing experience better.
However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site (or on others). If you want to block all cookies, you can do so by changing your browser settings. Check the Help section of your browser for information about how to do this, or take a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. Note that if you do this, it may block cookies which are needed to make a website work correctly.
Types of cookie
Cookies can be categorised as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use a website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
Performance cookies: These cookies enable the website owner to monitor and improve the performance of the website. For example, they might count visits, identify traffic sources or show which parts of the site are most popular.
Functionality cookies: These allow the website to remember choices you make. For instance, a website may provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use, or to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
What Cookies Do We Use?
– these are used to:
- store the details you enter if you leave a comment, to save you time if you add another comment.
- store your login credentials while you’re logged in.
Third Party cookies
If we embed third-party applications in this website (e.g. by embedding a YouTube video in a page), these may set cookies for functional, statistical or marketing purposes.