Cookie and Tracking Technologies Policy
What are cookies and how do we use them?
This policy is split into four sections:
1. What are cookies?
2. The cookies we use now and how to delete them
3. Our types of cookie
4. Third party cookies
1. What are cookies?
What is a cookie?
2. The cookies and tracking technologies we use now and how to delete them
When you access our websites you will receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer. This was necessary in order to display the website page to you. If you continue to use our websites, further cookies will be placed on your computer to maximise your experience on our websites and to help us understand how we can improve them.
If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out - setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.
Please remember – if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, will not work and your experience on our websites may be affected.
We like the website www.aboutcookies.org which is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons. It gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.
3. Our classification of cookies
We have reviewed all the cookies we use and have divided them into two categories:
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies, our websites won’t work properly.
We do not accept advertising from any other organisation on our websites. We do however include links to social networks like Facebook who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on their websites.
4. Third Party Cookies
We work with the following companies in maintaining and improving our website. A brief description of what they do is found below. We ensure that any company which works with us and collects personal data complies with strict data protection standards. If you have any more questions, please do contact us and we’ll be happy to help.