1.2 A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive or mobile device to store and sometimes track information about you.
2.1 We may use the following types of cookies:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site.
These types of cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
2.2 Generally, the strictly necessary cookies and some performance and functionality cookies expire when you close the site: these are known as ‘session cookies’. The functionality cookies and some targeting and performance cookies will last for a longer period of time: these are known as ‘persistent cookies’.
3.1 You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Strictly necessary cookies | OptanonConsent
This cookie stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category
Analytical cookies | Universal Analytics (Google)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the site and blog, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
We do not share the information collected by the cookies with any third parties save for as identified within the table above.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 30 days.