Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that help browsers navigate through a website. When a cookie is created by a website it is stored in the cookie folder on your device. The location of this folder varies depending on which device and browser is being used. Browsers will access this folder each time the website that created it is visited.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies are used for a variety of different reasons these can range from allowing a login to a website, to remembering settings selected in earlier visits. Cookies are used by websites to store information on a computer; they are needed because websites are unable to access other files on your device. Essentially, they are the memory of an internet browser and are stored in a format that facilitates easy retrieval.

How does this website use cookies?

This website uses cookies to improve the end user experience, this is done through both onsite and third party services:

  • Google analytics, this website makes use of the website tracking service provided by Google, all data collected by this service is anonymous and cannot be used to identify individuals. The data is held securely by Google and is only accessible by the website admin team, the data is used to monitor trends on the website and ensure the website adapts to provide users with a suitable user experience
  • Social media, this website makes use of a social media sharing script that enables visitors of the website to share links using their favourite social media platforms, this script uses cookies to see which services a user is using most often to share content and will make those icons available to the user to make the website more user friendly.
  • User accounts, this website uses cookies to allow it to monitor logged in users of the website. These cookies are generated by the website and are only used to monitor which users of the website are authorised to access the member’s areas.

How can cookies be removed?

If you do not wish to receive cookies when visiting websites the browsers settings can be updated to reject requests by websites to set cookies. However, it is important to note that some websites may have limited functionality without the ability to set cookies and others may stop working altogether. If cookies are disabled on our website the login area will not be able to authenticate a user and, as a result, access to this area of the website will be disabled.

Learn how to remove cookies here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2

Learn how to prevent websites setting cookies here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1