Version: 25th May 2018
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store on a web browser so it can later be read back from that browser. This is useful for having the browser remember some specific information.
Cookies are used by almost all websites for a variety of purposes, including the following:
Analysis of visitor behaviour (known as ‘analytics’)
To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences
To manage shopping carts in online stores
To track people across web sites and deliver targeted advertising
Avoid asking you to register or complete details twice
Understand how visitors use the site, and how we can enhance this experience
Google Analytics – these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form including: the number of visitors to the site, the sites from which visitors came to our site, and the pages they visited whilst on our site. We use this anonymous information to understand how the site is being used in order that we might improve the user experience.
A session cookie is added which is used to enable core site functionality. They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If you don’t want to see targeted advertising from us on social media, please refer to the instructions provided by the website or app, for example on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google.
Most web browsers allow you to manage or delete your cookies by accessing the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
SPECIFIC COOKIES WE USE
Cookie Name + Purpose