Cookie Policy

What's a cookie?

 

  • A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

 

  • Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

 

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. By not blocking cookies and continuing to browse you are authorising the use of cookies. 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.

 

 

How do we use cookies?

 

  • 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 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.

 

  • 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, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could 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 most 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.

 

Please note that third parties who advertise on our website (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies

 

Further information on some of the cookies used on this site are listed below for your information:

Google Analytics - This allows us to look at really useful data about the visitors we have had to our website.

Cookie details:

  • __utma determines unique visitors
  • __utmb determines page views
  • __utmc determines session status
  • __utmz determines the referral used by the visitor to reach our site
  • __utmv custom cookies not usually in use
  • __utmx custom cookies not usually in use

To read more about Google’s cookies visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookiea

YouTube/Vimeo - If our website contains videos then some cookies may be used for tracking views etc. These cookies are implemented if you press play though.

WordPress - If we have comments enabled or allow the public to contribute in other ways via default WordPress functionality we will also use some cookies. These are required for the website to function properly.
Cookie details:

  • wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details
  • wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are
  • WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies

To read more about WordPress’ cookies visit http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies

Facebook - We used Facebook to work out useful information about our user.

Facebook uses the cookie information for the following thing.

  • Enable certain features
  • Provide you with a more personalized experience
  • Protect the security of your account, the accounts of others and Facebook
  • Improve, deliver and understand the ads you see on and off Facebook
  • Research, understand the use of and improve our and partners' products and services

To read more about Facebook policy head to https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/cookies

 

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