What are Cookies?
Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilises a standard technology to collect information about how our website is used by individual computers connected to the internet.
This information is gathered through “Cookies“. Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we put on your computer’s hard drive. These small files allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the site for you. This ultimately helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site going forward.
Please note however that Cookies cannot retrieve any personal data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.
What Cookies do we use on our websites?
The Cookies we use are as follows:
Essential Cookies - These are essential for the operation of key features of our website. These Cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you’ve been elsewhere on the internet.
Analytical/Performance Cookies - These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how they navigate and use the website. This helps us improve the way our website works (e.g. by ensuring users are finding what they are looking for more easily). These Cookies do not collect any information that could identify you. All the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works.
Third Party/Targeting Cookies - These are Cookies used by:
Social network sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.), which may use information about your visit to target advertising to you on their websites. Third Party Cookies such as these are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. Please therefore note that we have no control over the dissemination of these types of Cookies and recommend that you should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
Third-party suppliers and/or advertisers, carefully selected by us, who may use information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.
For further information about different types of Cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
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