Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are little data files that are placed onto the hardware device which you use to browse the internet by websites that you visit. Cookies contain information about your visits to that website and the purpose of cookies is to enable our websites to remember you, and your browsing habits, when you visit it again in the future.

How do we use Cookies?

Cookies perform many different functions, from remembering that you are logged in during visits to what user preferences you may have selected. They also help us to identify which of our web pages are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through our site.

Cookies help us plan the content and layout of our site and recognise returning visitors that have been to our site before. They therefore play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our site to improve your visits.

We do not use cookies to collect information that could identify you personally during your visit to our site, unless you create an account.

Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to our website are:
  • Session cookies
  • Session and permanent cookies
  • Anonymous permanent cookies
  • Cookie to individually identify users who have logged in
  • Third party cookies
  • First party cookies

What Cookies are used by this Site?

Session cookie - Session cookies enable our website to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. These cookies allow you to proceed through the pages of our site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. They are automatically deleted when you close your web browser

Session and permanent cookies (also called persistent cookies) - These help our website remember your preferences and settings when you visit again in the future. They therefore speed up and enhance your experience of services or functions offered. For these cookies to work, they are stored on you device and are not deleted when the browser is closed.

Login cookie - To individually identify users who have logged in.

Third party cookies - These are placed by another company (domain) and are used to help us track visitor behaviour and revenue in order for us to measure the performance of our website.

First party cookies (cookies set by the website) - Used when a customer performs a search, manages email subscriptions, or posts a reply. When a user logs into their account this cookie is set to manage their logged in session. This cookie is deleted from the device when the browser is closed.

3rd Party cookies

YouTube - This cookie is set by YouTube when you visit a page on our website with a You Tube video. If you play a video YouTube may set additional cookies. YouTube's privacy policy can be found at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Twitter - This cookie is set at the first load of the twitter application and is required to get access to tweets. Twitters' privacy policy can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy

Google Analytics - Cookies are stored to help us find out information about your visiting habits. No specific details for your IP address are held, instead all users' data in combined to form an overview out site usage. Data includes visit time, visit duration, operating system used, mobile device information and estimated location. Google Analytics' privacy policy can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Can I opt out of cookies?

Yes, there are a number of ways you can opt-out of cookies. You are able to control the use of cookies on your device by using the settings in your web browser. For more detailed information about cookies and details of how to remove them from your browser visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. However removing cookies may result in some features of our website not functioning correctly as a result.