Cookies – What and Why?
Cookies are small pieces of information that a website stores on your computer either in the memory of your computer or other devices such as mobile phones, tablet devices (these cookies are commonly known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (commonly known as persistent cookies).
For more information about cookies, and how to delete and disable cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org, or refer to the section below about turning cookies off.
The cookies we use only contain anonymous information to improve the services we offer, and do not contain personal information.
It is also important to point out that not all cookies used by this website are created by us. These cookies (referred to as third party cookies) are covered below.
The cookies we use are generally only to provide functionality or analytical services.
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, discover how visitors move around our website, and to track the content that visitors view and are interested in. This helps us to tailor the content we provide and make sure we offer more of what our visitors want, and less of what they don’t want. Without this information we would have to rely on you, the visitor, contacting us and letting us know if you don’t like something, or if you want to see more of a particular type of content. Analytics does this automatically, all without personally identifying who you are.
From time to time we may embed photos or video content from websites such as Flickr or YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page containing these items you may be presented with cookies from these websites.
We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information on their cookies usage or privacy policies.
On a lot of our pages you will see sharing buttons which enable you to easily share content with your friends through the most common social networks. When you click on any of these links, a cookie may be set by the social network you have chosen to use. As with embedded content, we do not control these cookies, so always check with your chosen social network for more information.
You can find out more about cookies, including how to disable/enable them at the following website: www.aboutcookies.org
You can also choose to block most cookies by configuring the settings in your web browser. However, if you use your browser to block all cookies (including the essential ones our website requires) you may not be able to access all parts of our website, or you may find that particular functionality is reduced or missing. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our website will issue cookies as soon as you visit it.
If you are trying to delete or disable cookies on your mobile phones, tablets, or any other internet-enabled devices, please refer to the manual that was provided with it, or to the device manufacturer’s website.