Cookies and how we use them
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your device as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
Cookies that we use can be broken down into three types:
- Necessary cookies – These are required for the operation of the website.
- Analytical cookies – These allow is to analyse and count the number of visitors to the website and to see which pages are of interest. This gives us the information we need to improve content to give visitors a better experience and make the content more relevant.
- Third party cookies – These are used by third parties such as google to enable their services to work. Some third parties use their cookies for advertising purposes. We have no control over this.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us. The cookies that we use include:
- marketing cookies – written by google for the purpose of showing advertisements to users who have previously visited our site.
- Third party cookies – we work with suppliers that help us track visitors from third party sites, such as YouTube.
Controlling information about you
When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to opt-out of receiving our newsletters.
If you elect to opt out, then we will be unable to keep you up-to-date with changes in the law.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.