Cookies Policy


Cookies – Privacy and Your rights

Cookies are used to uniquely identify a person and therefore we treat them as personal identifiable information. Cookies are used for analytics and advertising to improve the experience and relevance of the website. We want users of our website to understand what cookies are by being jargon free, whilst also being transparent regarding how we use them. Please see the What are cookies? What cookies do we use? and How do I turn cookies off? sections of this page so you are fully aware.

As a user of our website, we want you to have a choice and simply browsing our website does not mean you agree to the use of cookies. We ask you when you first visit our website via a pop-up banner to accept or reject the use of cookies, this pop-up clearly explains why we use them and asks you to make an affirmative action by clicking Continue. If you did click accept and wish to withdraw your consent, simply click on the cookie button at the bottom of our website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements.  There are different types of cookies. Cookies served by the entity that operates the domain you are visiting are called “first party cookies.” Therefore, cookies served by the Company whist you visit are first party cookies.

Cookies served by companies that are not operating the domain you’re visiting are called “third party cookies.” For example, we may allow Google to set a cookie on your browser while you visit www., and that would be a third-party cookie. Cookies may also endure for different periods of time.  “Session Cookies” only last only as long as your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser.  Other cookies are “persistent cookies” meaning that they survive after your browser is closed.  For example, they may recognise your device when you re-open your browser and browse the internet again.

What cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies:

Analytical and performance cookies. We may use analytics service providers in relation to our websites’ traffic analysis and reporting.  Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of our website by using cookies.  They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to our website, how long they stay and how visitors move around our website when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  The information generated relating to our website may be used to create reports about the use of the website and the analytics service provider will also store this information.

Advertising and targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other websites. We will use this information to try and make the website and other websites that you visit more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with carefully selected third parties for this purpose.

Functionality cookies.  We may use functional cookies that allow us to remember choices you have made in relation to our website so as to provide a more personalised experience and enhanced user experience by delivering content specific to your interests.

Strictly necessary cookies – Third party cookies

We try and make it easy to share content and to see what content is popular on those networks.  We may add buttons to allow people to easily share to those networks.  When we include these social plugins’, it gives those sites the flexibility to use cookies.  They can’t read any cookies we set from our website, and we can’t read any cookies they set, but it lets them do the same kind of traffic measuring that we do on the rest of our website, and it also lets them know whether you’re logged in.  Other websites and services (including, for example, advertising networks, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and content recommendation engines) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users and to improve your experience on the website and to recommend content that may be of interest to you.  When you visit our website, we will ask you whether you agree to our use of cookies.

You can indicate your acceptance of our use of cookies by clicking “OK” in the appropriate place on the banner that appears on our website. However, please note that if you do not click “OK” but continue to browse the website, you will be deemed to have accepted our use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to our use of cookies, then you may continue to use the website but your browsing experience may be affected.  You can find out more below about what cookies are, the cookies we use and how to switch off cookies.

How Do I turn cookies off?

You can use your browser settings to accept or reject new cookies and to delete existing cookies.  You can also set your browser to notify you each time new cookies are placed on your computer or other device.

If you would like to opt out of cookies, you can change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies.  You can find more detailed information about how you can manage cookies at the All About Cookies and Your Online Choices websites.  Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use the features of our website.