What is a cookie?
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set.
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Strictly Necessary Cookies - These Cookies enable services you have asked for.
Performance Cookies - These Cookies collect anonymous information on pages visited.
Functional Cookies - The Cookies remember choices you make to improve you experience.
Facebook Conversion Tracking Cookies
We use a technology called Facebook Conversion Tracking. This allows us to track those visitors who have been referred through a Facebook page, application or advertisement and then contacted us through this website within a 30 day period.
We will share information regarding your visit to our website with Facebook but this will not include any information specific to your application or other personal information. Facebook will use this information to monitor on our behalf the effectiveness of our advertising and applications.
The information we share with Facebook will only be used in accordance with Facebook’s data use policy www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
We use Open Tracking to understand your interaction with the emails we send you, and to ensure we’re sending you relevant information. Open Tracking downloads a tiny image from the server when you open our email, and lets us know that you opened it, and also tells us which device you opened it on and the email client and browser you used. By signing up, you give us permission to use Open Tracking. We use Open Tracking to understand your interaction with the emails we send you, and to ensure we’re sending you relevant information. Open Tracking downloads a tiny image from the server when you open our email, and lets us know that you opened it, and also tells us which device you opened it on and the email client and browser you used. By signing up, you give us permission to use Open Tracking.
This information IS NOT used for advertising on other sites.
How can I control cookies?
Web browser cookies:
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player, used to provide services such as iPlayer or web-based games, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website.
Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.
Our cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. Most Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our website if cookies are disabled. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to disable, manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org