We last updated our Cookie Policy on 8th March 2018

What are Cookies?

Cookies are sadly not delicious, edible, biscuits but instead pieces of information that a website transfers to a file stored on your computer’s hard disk drive or the internal solid state storage of your tablet or smart device. This website, along with most others, makes use of cookies.

Cookies have many uses: they enable users to navigate websites easily, play multimedia files such as audio or video, submit contact forms and enable website developers to tailor content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the site previously. They also help to improve user experiences by displaying the version of the website most appropriate for the particular device the visitor is accessing the website with. Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience whilst visiting are as we intended it to be.

None of the cookies used on this website collect or transfer personally identifiable information about you, contain viruses, nor could they in any way cause damage your computer, tablet or smart device.

 

We are legally obliged to inform you about Cookies being used on the website but we’d like you to understand how the cookies we use work, the purposes of other code that runs on this website as well as the information can be collected and seen by us and third parties.

We use software called Google® Analytics which uses cookies to allow us to analyse statistics about the website, such as whether you accessed the site directly or through a search engine and any search terms used. This is what is known as a third party cookie. You can read more on the cookies used for Analytics on Google’s Privacy site. This information is used to help us make sure customers are getting to the website in an effective way. Analytics will record your IP address and location which makes it possible for both us and Google to see the town and country you are accessing the website from as well as the time it occurred but it does not allow us to identify you beyond that information.

We also use software called Facebook Pixel which allows us to analyse how effective our advertising is working between Facebook and the website. This helps us to make improvements to the way we target advertising and make sure we can improve our offers and experience to the highest possible standards. It also means that when we run adverts via Facebook you may find our advertising more prominently displayed in your news feed if you have accessed this website previously.

How to control and delete Cookies

As mentioned earlier, we do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.  However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies from our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to perform this.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers and across a range of devices. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your device (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.

Please also consult with your devices manual in order to learn how to control and manage cookies.