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, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We use them for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling them without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
Strictly necessary cookies – Enabled they help to navigate a site and gain full access to its features and secure areas.
Analytics & performance cookies – They allow us to recognise, count and establish how visitors browse our site when they are using it which helps us improve user journeys. Performance cookies (often known as web analytic cookies) don’t collect any information that identifies the customer and all information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality cookies – They remember choices you make to improve your experience.
Targeting or advertising cookies – They record your visit to our site, any pages you visited as well as any links you followed. We will use this information to make our site and any ads more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling them will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling them will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable them.
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave them enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.