What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.
Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store any personally identifiable information such as your name and email address in any of the cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.
None of the cookies used on our website will result in you being shown any targeted adverts on other websites.
We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you’d expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we’re working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.
The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.
- essential functionality of the website
- tracking interactions with our website so that we can improve the site in the future
On our website are also present social media plugins (Facebook Like), the disclosure of which is adjusted depending on whether you are logged in or not.
Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Further information about cookies
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).