What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, often including a unique identifier, which are downloaded to your computer when you visit a website – if your browser preferences allow it. Cookies are then accessed by the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s computer.
The cookies we use are there to allow us to perform the services you require and to assist us in providing a better website for our users. Details on they type of cookies we use are provided below.
Our legal obligation to you.
By law, we need to inform you about what cookies we use to operate this website and why. In addition, except for any ‘strictly necessary cookies’ (see below for information on what we mean by ‘strictly necessary cookies’), we need your permission before downloading cookies onto your device.
How you can control the cookies we use?
You can amend your settings through your browser. Please be aware that most browsers accept cookies automatically however if you wish to update your cookies settings through your web browser, you can do so through the help function in your preferred browser. This should provide you with the correct information regarding what cookies are enabled/disabled. Some browsers provide helpful cookie guides:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
- Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- Safari 5 for Mac: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.50/en/cookies.html
Alternatively, http://www.allaboutcookies.org provides advice on how to do this, and further information on cookies and how to manage them.
Please note that if you block the use of “strictly necessary cookies” then there may be certain circumstances where this will affect the functionality of our website and could potentially impact your experience.
What cookies do we use?
The cookies on this website have additionally been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie Guide:
|Strictly necessary cookies||These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable our staff to log into secure areas of our website.|
|Analytical/Performance cookies||These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies help 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 cookies allow the website to recognise you when you return to our website and provide enhanced, more personal features.|
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Cookies used on our website
|Cookie Name||Cookie Description||Cookie Classification||Cookie Behaviour
|cookie_notice_accepted||Created after you have accepted the cookie notice to ensure that this notice does not continue to appear whilst using our website.||Functionality cookie||Low|
|Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’), to help us see how our website is used. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit our website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed.||Analytical/Performance cookies||Medium|
|These cookies are generated by the plugin GADWP to display Google Analytics data within the WordPress administration tools described above. These cookies are only relevant to those accessing the administration panel i.e. our staff members.||Strictly Necessary cookies||Low|