What are cookies?

Cookies are widely used tiny pieces of software (files) that are installed on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website.

By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of this website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

To find out more about cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.


What types of cookies are there?

Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies which are essential for the running of a website. Without these cookies, parts of this website would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
  2. Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
  3. Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
  4. Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.


What cookies does this website use?

Strictly necessary cookies:

This website is built using WordPress which includes some necessary cookies, including for logged in users. For more information visit https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies

Performance cookies:

This website uses a tool called Google Analytics to provide statistical data on the performance of the website. These cookies are placed by Google Analytics.

This website uses performance cookies to improve the speed and performance of the website.