Cookie Policy

Our website uses "cookie" technology. Cookies are small text files that a website stores on a user's computer. Cookies enable us to customise our website and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience. Without cookies many areas of functionality for example, user logins and other customisation features will not work.

 

We use cookies to measure usage of various pages on our website to help us make our information more useful to your needs and easy for you to access. The types of cookies that we use are referred to as "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted once you leave our website. Persistent cookies remain on your computer hard drive until you delete them or they expire. 

 

To help you understand what cookies are set we have created a list below of all the cookies we use. If you would like more information on cookies and how to control cookies as well as how they are used by websites

 

visit http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies.

Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics to anonymously measure visitors on our website so we can understand which content is being viewed and optimise our site to best meet our visitors’ needs. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Google Analytics sets to enable this measurement here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking you can do so using the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Hotjar

We use Hotjar to anonymously measure visitors on our website so we can understand which content is being viewed and optimise our site to best meet our visitors’ needs. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Hotjar sets to enable this measurement here: https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011639887-Data-Safety-Privacy-Security

If you want to opt-out of Hotjar tracking you can do so using the following link: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out

 

Facebook 

When we embed Facebook content on our pages or if you use Facebook to comment or share content on our website, then Facebook may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Facebook uses and how to manage them here: https://www.facebook.com/help/360595310676682

 

Instagram

When we embed Instagram content on our pages or if you use Instagram to comment or share content on our website, then Instagram may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Instagram uses and how to manage them here: https://instagram.com/legal/cookies/

 

Twitter 

When we embed Twitter content on our pages or if you use Twitter to share content on our website, then Twitter may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that Twitter uses and how to manage them here: https://twitter.com/privacy

 

YouTube and Google+

When we embed YouTube and Google+ content on our pages or if you use YouTube or Google+ to comment or share content on our website, then YouTube or Google+ may set or read cookies to support this functionality. 

You can find out more information on the cookies that YouTube and Google+ use and how to manage them here: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

 

Online Behavioural Advertising

We use third party advertising companies to serve advertisements on our online services including a company known as DoubleClick and Google’s AdSense program. The ads you receive are influenced by various factors, including your browsing history prior to visiting this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your use of our online services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements, our third party serving network may place or recognise a unique "cookie" on your browser. This is a "persistent" cookie, which means that it is stored on your computer and will remain there until it expires or you remove it. The ad serving networks may also make use of other technologies, such as "web beacons", in order to improve the relevance of the ads you receive. If you would like more information about DoubleClick’s practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by this company please click here: www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy. If you would like more information about Google’s AdSense program please click here: www.google.com/adsense.