Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites to collect information about how you browse the site. They do not compromise your privacy or security.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently and you will have an opportunity to grant consent when you first visit our website.
Below is a list of cookies used on our website, along with their function:
- Strictly necessary cookies – we are acutely aware of privacy and data protection issues and have developed our website in such a way that it can be used without placing any cookies on your computer at all. Select functions will be unavailable such as video, contact forms and search facility.
- Preference cookies – simply stores ‘yes’ if you have granted us consent to place cookies on your device. This avoids you having to grant consent each time you visit our website.
Benign cookies – these are set by our content management system and contain data such as the last time you visited our website and previous pages you have looked at. We do not store or utilise this information in any way, instead it protects our website forms from spam.
- Performance cookies – third party cookies are placed when third party components load such as embedded video players (YouTube) and analytics (Google Analytics). The third parties use these cookies to monitor usage. If you happen to have an account with one of these third parties, and are logged in, your activity on our website may be recorded in your account with the third party.