What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help a website to remember your username and preferences or analyse how well the website is performing. Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to "remember me" when logging in to a website, a cookie will store your username.
What sort of cookies does this website use?
Cookies allow websites to provide a high quality visitor experience by customising pages and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. Our cookies fulfil one main function - to enhance the user experience by allowing preferences of logged in users to be retained. Unlike many websites, we do NOT use Google Analytics tracking cookies. However, we do track visitor statistics using our own cookies. This method allows visitors to remain completely anonymous. If you do not wish your browsing session on this site to be tracked the following will allow you to opt out:
No! We do not use advertising on our website that may allow advertisers to use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. Neither do we use Google Analytics. Although we gather anonymous data in relation to our website visitors (to see which pages are most popular for example) no tracking cookies are placed on your computer in order to do this. You can, if you wish, opt out of this information being gathered as follows. Note: this will place a cookie on your computer to remember your opt-out preference.
Can a website user block cookies?
As we've explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.
However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on our "How to Manage Cookies" page.