- Improve your user experience and allow the website to recognise you when you return
- Support the provision of information and functionality to you
- Store information about your preferences and allow us to customise the website to your interests
- Keep our website up to date and error free
- Obtain statistical information regarding our audience size and web usage patterns
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored in your computer when you access most websites on the internet. Cookies will not harm your computer or electronic devices. Some cookies are essential, while others are non-essential but enhance your experience when using the website.
Further information about the types of cookies that are used on this Site is set out below.
Types of Cookie/Cookie Management
Preventing cookies is likely to impact the functionality or performance of this Site, or prevent you from using certain services provided through it. If you choose to prevent cookies, we cannot guarantee access to the services provided through this Site or be sure how this Site will perform during your visit. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.
The types of cookies we currently use on this Site are set out below.
|Cookie Category||Details||Cookie Type||Cookie Expiry|
|Strictly necessary||Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to move around this Site and use its features and/or services. These cookies allow this Site to provide services at the request of users.
This Site uses strictly necessary cookies to:
|First Party||End of session|
|Performance||Performance cookies allow us to update this Site to cater for Site user preferences and improve performance. They collect information about how this Site is used, e.g. which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies individuals. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
This Site uses performance cookies to:
Some of these cookies are set by or managed for us by third parties.
|Third Party (including Google Analytics, YouTube and Affiliate Networks)||30 Days|
|Functional||Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, log in details and subscription preferences) and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit. They are also necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users, for example subscription services.
This Site uses functional cookies to:
|First Party||Up to 6 Months|
|Targeting or advertising cookies||These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on this Site in order to make advertising both on this Site and other websites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
This website uses the following targeting/advertising cookies:
|Third Party||Up to 6 Months|
For further information about Google Analytics please see Safeguarding your data.
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If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.
If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.