Privacy Policy

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What cookies are used on this website?

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Source

Cookie Name

Purpose

Comments

Google Analytics

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmv

__utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

cookie acceptance

cookies
Accepted

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the website.

This cookie will expire after 12 months.

Once you accept the use of cookies from the website the dialoge box about the use of cookies will not be prompted to you again, if using the same browser.

Content Management System cookie

exp_last_activity

exp_last_visit__atuvc

exp_last_activity

exp_last_visit

exp_perpage

exp_tracker

These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site. They are not used by for any specific purpose.

Some of these cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser, the others have a variable expiry date.

The supplier of Expression Engine, our content management system - the software we use to update our website, is working to allow more flexibility in the way users can control how cookies are set by their system.

 
About cookies on our website

Following a revised EU directive on website cookies, each company based, or doing business, in the EU is required to notify users about the cookies used on their website.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the site and to allow the use of specific functionality like social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but as a result parts of the site may not work as intended.

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our privacy policy page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)