What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are temporarily placed on your device by your web browser software when prompted to do so by any website you visit, so long as your browser is configured to allow this (which is typically the case by default). These small files contain pieces of information that the same website can later refer to, as a way of identifying that you are the same user who was given those cookies before, and as a way of remembering certain information about you, for example when you last used the website, if you’ve logged in, which pages you have browsed, and how else you may have interacted with the website.
Cookies set directly by us
Third party cookies
We sometimes embed photos, videos and social media widgets from third parties such as YouTube (subsidiary of Google) and Facebook. We also use analytics tools including Google Analytics to better understand how people use our site and help us to improve our service for you.
As a result, when you use our site, you may be presented with cookies hosted by these third parties. We do not control the dissemination of third party cookies, we only give those organisation an element of control over our site – enough for them to provide you with cookies via us.
You should check relevant third party websites for more information about their cookies.
Disabling and deleting cookies
As far as we are aware, all recent versions of the most popular web browsers (including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari) allow you to control cookies, at least to disable and delete them, any time you like. Typically, you can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies without bias, or to reject specific cookies while allowing others. You should also be able to configure your browser to prompt you each time a cookie is offered.
Please be aware that disabling cookies is liable to impact on the functionality of this website.