Cookies are small pieces of data which are placed onto your computer by websites that you visit. These are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide marketing information to site owners.
There are some cookies that are essential in order to ensure that this website works. These are classed as ‘strictly necessary’ cookies.
If you’ve already chosen to block third party cookies via the settings in your browser, please be aware that your cookie preferences will not carry over if you change sites, and you will need to ensure that you set your preferences on every site you visit.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies allow you to use the features on this website. Without them, we would not be able to provide you with the services you request. An example of how these cookies are used would be: remembering your previous actions after you navigate back to a page, such the steps on a contact form.
Example of a strictly necessary cookie on this website:
PHPSESSID – A session cookie required to follow your progress through the site. This cookie is essential in order for the site to remember any information you enter & without it, every page you visited would treat you as a new visitor.
Functionality cookies record information regarding the choices that you have made on the site and allow us to tailor our website to you. For example, if you set your location, we use functionality cookies to store the location that you set and show it to you next time you visit.
Example of a functionality cookie on this website:
__atuvc – A cookie set by the AddThis social sharing widget which enables our site visitors to share our content on networking and sharing platforms.
Performance cookies are used for internal purposes to help us provide you with the best user experience we can. Information supplied to us by these cookies help us to understand how visitors use our website and enable us to improve how we display site content to you.
‘Performance’ cookies can be turned off, however doing so may negatively affect our ability to understand what people like or don’t like about our website so that we can make it better.
Example of a performance cookie on this website:
_ga – A cookie set by Google Analytics, used to identify unique users on this website
The information we receive is anonymised and we are unable to reach out to you personally.
Third Party Cookies
Some pages on our website may use third party services or software, such as videos, maps, or social networking features. These third party services may set cookies on your device.
Accept or block cookies in your browser settings
You can block any cookies from any website by changing the setting in your browser that allows you to refuse some or all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies). If you do choose to block all cookies, you may not be able to access some or all of our website, and you may find that your ability to enjoy the site is negatively affected. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Opt-out of third party cookies
Where a cookie is provided by a third party, you may be able to use the third party’s own tools to block their cookies.
Google Analytics – From time to time, we use Google Analytics to analyse user behaviour on our website. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order for us to evaluate user behaviour and compile reports. Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies
AddThis – As a web user, you may have third party cookies from social networks such as Facebook or Twitter stored in your browser. Our website displays content from these third parties in widgets. We do not store any information from these networks. If you don’t wish to share your information on this website, we recommend that you log out of these networks. For more information about AddThis’ policy on cookies and information sharing, click here
Google Tag Manager – Web traffic tracking. Opt out here
Opt-out of advertising cookies
You can choose to opt out of almost all advertising cookies by updating your preferences on the ‘Your Online Choices’ website. Do note, however, that opting out of these cookies will not prevent you from seeing adverts online, it will simply mean that they won’t be tailored to you.