About Cookies

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. They help us improve our website to help make sure we provide you with the best experience when browsing our site.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone if you agree. They let websites store things like user preferences. Cookies allow your browser to ‘remember’ a website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

We use cookies to improve:

User experience
We use these cookies to help improve your experience on our website. For example cookies are used to enable you to log into secure areas of our website and use a shopping cart. Cookies are also used to remember your settings during and between visits.

We use these cookies to recognise you and your settings when during and between visits. This helps us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also help us improve the speed and security of the website too, helping us to improve the site for future use and making sure we meet the needs of the people using it. These cookies also allow you to share our pages and content with your social media networks like Facebook and Twitter.

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use cookies to allow monitoring of the effectiveness of our marketing and advertisement on the website and to help make the adverts and marketing messages more relevant to users.

We also use cookies to help us continuously improve the website for you.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

How do I turn cookies off?

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies.  Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Further information

For more information about cookies and their use on the internet, please visit www.gov.uk/help/cookies



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