Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive.  It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you.  They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use them
  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package.  Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions
  • To recognise when you have returned to our website.  We may show your relevant content or provide functionality you used previously
  • Store information about your preference.  The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting
  • Test content on your website.  For example 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies.  If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.  However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.  Below you can learn about how to control cookie settings on popular web browsers:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Safari

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

You can find more information on cookies by visiting the following website:  www.allaboutcookies.org