Using Cookies on our website
To make our website easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop) called cookies.
They improve your online experience by:
- remembering the things you have chosen while on our website, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering data you have given (for example, your address) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They are just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit the About Cookies website or watch a video about cookies.
How we use Google Analytics to improve our services
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting peoples’ needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.
We do not collect or store any other personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are however the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to and stored by Google.
Unless the law allows us to, we do not:
- share any of the data we collect about you with others, or
- use this data to identify individuals
Where else you will encounter cookies
We use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.
Below are links to their cookie policies:
How to turn off cookies
You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on the About Cookies website You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.
Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at the ICO website
Advertising on our website
Other ways we use your information
Cookies are not the only way we store and/use your information, some information we have is personal information. You can find out more about this information, what we do with it, your rights and how you can contact us for more info at our Data Protection webpage