What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files stored by your browser or on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site.
Our website uses a number of cookies which allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good browsing experience and also allows us to improve our site.
Six of the cookies are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how they move around and use the site. This helps us improve the way our site works. We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") and other Google services for this. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our site will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our site, compiling reports on site activity and providing other services relating to site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can find out more information about Google cookies by following the links in the table below.
Two of the cookies are used to remember details you have entered on part of our site. These only apply if you choose the “Remember Me” option and only last for the duration of your current session.
We also use some website tracking software called Pardot which uses three cookies to monitor your journey through our website and remember your preferences when you return to our site.
You may disable the use of some or all cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. If you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our site or your user experience may be otherwise affected. How to disable cookies will depend on the browser you use, if you are not sure of the type and version of browser you are using, you can find this by:
For PCs: clicking on "Help" at the top of your browser window and selecting the "About" option.
For Macs: with the browser window open, clicking on the Apple menu and selecting the "About" option.
Details on how to disable cookies in some of the common browsers are set out below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
PCs: Click on "Tools" at the top of your browser window, then "Internet Options", then "Privacy" and select the appropriate setting.
Macs: Click on "Explorer" at the top of your browser window, then "Preferences", then "Cookies" and select the appropriate setting.
From the Chrome menu icon select "Settings" and then "Advanced settings". Near the bottom of the page select "Show advanced settings" and then in the Privacy section select "Content settings". Select "Block sites from setting any data"; and click "Done".
Click on "Tools" at the top of your browser window, then "Preferences", then "Security" and select the appropriate setting.
Click on "Menu" at the top of your browser window, then "Settings", then "Preferences", then "Advanced" and select appropriate setting.
PCs: Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window, then "Preferences", the "Security" and select appropriate setting.
Macs: Click on "Safari" at the top of your browser window, then “Preferences”, then scroll down to cookies under "Privacy Security" and select appropriate setting.
Please consult your documentation or online help files, or find more information at www.aboutcookies.org.