Cookies

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to collect information about users of the website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

There are 2 different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website:

a) Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future.

b) Persistent cookies remain in your browser once you have left the website and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the website the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit. For example, to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visited again within a certain timescale.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Google analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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WordPress

This website has been built using software called WordPress. It stores cookies to identify users on return visits. We do not use this information for any other reason.

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Please note that third parties (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 cookies (which count to visitors to our website and monitor their web browsing) or targeting cookies (which log users’ browsing histories to display relevant adverts when a particular user next visits the website).

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to disable cookies from your web browser then you need to activate the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, blocking all cookies is likely to have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Deleting Cookies

You are able to delete cookies that are stored on your computer. Please see the instructions on how to do so for the three most commonly used web browsers below:

Google Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

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