Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

 

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website.

We use cookies on this website to:

  • recognise you whenever you visit this website.

  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;

  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content , products and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests;

  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and

  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form).

We use the following types of cookies:

•   Strictly necessary (essential) cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

•   Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

•   Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

•  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.

Apart from in the case of strictly necessary cookies, we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website.

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 another website.

We use third party cookies on our website, which you can choose to turn off. 

 

How to turn off cookies or alter settings

You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by going to the cookie consent mechanism and changing the relevant setting to ‘off. 

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can also change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:

More details about our cookies

The table below provides more information about the third party cookies we use and why:

 

Cookie                                                        Purpose

Google analytics                                               This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc which uses                                                                                       cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our site, and how                                                                                 we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about                                                                               the behaviour of our visitors (eg how long they stayed on the site, the                                                                                 average number of pages viewed) and also tells us how many visitors                                                                                 we have had

Vimeo cookies                                                   We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel using Vimeo’s                                                                                          privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer                                                                              once you click on the Vimeo video player, but Vimeo will not store                                                                                        personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded                                                                                videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. 

YouTube cookies                                               We embed videos from various You tube channels using you tube’s                                                                                      privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer                                                                              once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store                                                                                  personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded                                                                                videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.