Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are placed on your computer’s hard drive through your web browser when you visit any website.  They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Like all other users of cookies, we may request the return of information from your computer when your browser requests a web page from our server.  Cookies enable our web server to identify you to us, and to track your actions and the pages you visit while you use our website.  The cookies we use may last for a single visit to our site (they are deleted from your computer when you close the browser) or may remain on your computer until you delete them or until a defined period has passed.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you wish to share with us.

Although your browser software enables you to disable cookies, we recommend that you allow the use of cookies to take advantage of the features of our website that rely on their use.  This will help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  You can choose to accept or decline cookies, most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting.  By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  We currently operate an ‘implied consent’ policy, which means that we assume you are happy with this usage.  If you are not happy, then you should leave this site or amend your browser settings accordingly.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies –  These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies –  These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.  This enables us to personalise our content for you.  To also enable you to watch videos we have placed on YouTube.  YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information when you use YouTube’s privacy – enhanced mode.
  • Targeting cookies –   These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to other websites, references and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please not that these sites may have their own cookie policies, over which we have no control and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before engaging with these websites.

You 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.