Like many websites, when you visit our website, in order to deliver a full browsing experience a small amount of information, known as a 'cookie' will be downloaded to your device, (e.g: your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone). These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
These cookies are used to improve your browsing experience by, for example:
- enabling a website to recognise your device so you do not have to give the same information several times during one task or browsing session;
- recognising if you have given a username and password so you do not need to do it for every web page you visit;
- analysing anonymous data to help us understand how visitors interact with the website so we can make improvements and develop the website in an informed way for our visitors.
If you would like to learn how to manage and remove cookies from your device please visit the following website: www.aboutcookies.org.
2 Cookies we use on this website
2.1 First-party cookies
These are 'session-based' cookies used in order to ensure the smooth running of users' web browsing sessions.
2.2 Third-party cookies
Cookies for improving service
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this website. We do this to make sure it is meeting our users' needs and to understand how we could improve the overall user experience.
Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (for example, your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
For detailed information about cookies used by Google Analytics on this site please view the above 'Web analytics/metrics' section, or for further information please visit www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
3 How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your web browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how to do this.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit the following website: www.aboutcookies.org.
This website contains detailed information on how to manage cookies across a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your device, as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact on the functionality of our website.