Last Updated: 15 November 2023
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. They allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as:
- keeping track of the choices you make during your visit to a website
- letting you navigate between pages efficiently
- remembering your preferences
- generally improve the user experience
- ensuring that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests
As well as the site setting cookies it is possible for them to be set by a third party, these are known as third-party cookies.
You can accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser settings. However, doing so may prevent you from using this website.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide. This defines 4 categories of cookies based on what they are used for and the sort of information they store:
Tracking: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Some of our websites also include third-party cookies, which are cookies set by other companies such as our partners.
Google Analytics (Non-essential)
Google Analytics’ cookies enable us to store information such as the time you visit our Website, whether you have visited before and the website that you visited prior to visiting our Website. For more information about Google Analytics please see: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
_ga – Google Analytics Tracking Cookie. This data is only used for the purpose of improving this website and for site usage statistics. No personal data is collected.
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