Cookies are small text files that are stored in your desktop or mobile devices browsers. They are used by websites to remember things about you or store you preferences (for example they might store information which lets them understand who you are so you can remain logged into a user account). Cookies act as a memory for most websites, allowing the website to remember you and provide appropriate responses when you return, or to customise your experience of the site.
We use the following cookies:
- Anonymous Analytics
- Site Functionality Cookies
- Site Behaviour Cookies
- Third Party Cookies
These cookies are used to find out whether you have visited our site before, when you have visited the site and what pages you visit. They also give information on the type of device you are using to browse the site.
This information is anonymous and can’t be used to identify you, unless you were to use a user-unique page, which this site does not have.
We use this information for statistics purposes, letting us see how many people are visiting our site and what pages they are visiting, allowing us to make improvements to give you a better user experience and ensure you can find the content you are looking for.
These cookies are essential for the site to function correctly, they allow the site to remember important information such as whether you are signed in or not, what order you view comments on blog posts or display settings for a page.
These cookies allow us to track your behaviour on our site, allowing us to follow what you click or where you move your mouse on the pages you are on. This information will allow us to be able to identify you if, for example, you fill in a form with your email address.
We use this information to improve our site experience and identify whether customers might be having trouble using our site, so that we can make it easier for you to find the content you are looking for.
There may be third parties (other organisations) that set their own anonymous cookies, they do this to track successes in the services they offer or to customise your experience. An example of this might be that if you click one of the social media share buttons, the social media platform that provided that button will record the click.
We have no control over, nor access to, these cookies. These other organisations also have no access to our cookies or the data they contain. These third parties will have their own privacy policies that you will be able to view more information.
Most browsers also allow you to delete cookies you already have, allowing you to remove cookies from your system. Below are help links on cookies from the most popular browsers, you can visit them to provide more information.
Alternatively, if you are concerned with third party advertising cookies, you can turn these off by visiting: Your Online Choices site. Please note that not all of these advertisers are likely to be on our website.