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Cookies Policy

 

What is a cookie

Cookies are small blocks of data created by a web server while a user is browsing a website and placed on the user’s computer or other device by the user’s we browser.  Cookies are placed on the device used to access a website and more than one cookie may be placed on a user’s device during a session

Cookies make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. With cookies, sites can keep you signed in, remember your site preferences and give you locally relevant content

We use cookies to track your use of our website.  This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards to, how you are using our website.  This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and/or services in response to what you might need or want

We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website.  You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time 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 essential cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Cookies are either:

-Session cookies

These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser, they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your computer

OR

-Persistent cookies

A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. (We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics)

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

-Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service.  Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided.  These cookies do not gather information about you that can be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

-Performance Cookies

These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website.  For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are more popular.

-Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features.  For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use.  They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog.  The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

-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 the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests

First and third-party cookies

First party cookies are cookies set by our website.  Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use of Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook

You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by going to the cookie settings provided. 

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

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