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Cookies


  • What is a cookie?
  • What is the purpose of cookies?
  • Management of personal data
  • Cookies and how they benefit you
  • Granting us permission to use cookies
  • Social Media cookies
  • Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
  • Turning cookies off
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a web site when the user has returned.
Cookies make the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a web site to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user's preferences or registration details for a future visit. Web sites use cookies mainly because they save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. Web sites often use cookies for the purposes of collecting demographic information about their users.
Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, please remember doing so may mean that our site will not work as you would expect.
So you can easily 'Like' or share our content on Facebook we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by Facebook. The privacy implications on this will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen within Facebook.
We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These analytical programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.