Cookies are widely used to improve website performance and user experience. They are small files sent from a website to a computer, containing information which enables a website to recognise a visitor and tailor their visitor experience. For instance, functions such as registration, profiles and logins require cookies which may then be stored on your computer for future visits.
Like many websites, when you visit our website, a cookie may be sent onto and stored on your computer hard drive to allow our website to recognise you when you visit us again.
BASIC SHELF LIFE OF COOKIES
- Session cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and will be removed when the browser window is closed. When you close your browser window the relevant authentication cookie is removed, and you will need to login again the next time you visit the website.
- Persistent cookies remain in your auto-filling system for forms, comment fields and checkout processes on eCommerce sites. They are stored for some time and used to identify you when you return to a site. E.g. your username may be remembered on a login page.
COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE
- Allow us to help us better understand how visitors engage with our website so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. This is done through Google Analytics, which provides statistical information such as numbers and durations of visits; which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
- May allow you to share our content on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
- Do not store personally identifiable information.
- Will not share personal information with third parties.
- May change as and when the platform provider updates the site functionality.
Most web browsers will accept cookies by default, but this can be altered.
- You can also delete existing cookies, but you may lose information, such as registration details, that would enable you to access a website more quickly.
For further details please consult the help menu in your browser.
Please note: Our website may contain links to and from the websites of partners, advertisers, affiliates and other third parties. These websites will have their own features, cookies and policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the content or operation of these websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please check the policies and the terms of the sites to ensure you are comfortable with them.
If you have any questions about how cookies are currently set up on our website please contact us by email: [email protected].