Cookies

plate of chocolate chip cookiesWhat are Cookies and why are they used?

Cookies are small text files which identify your computer to our server. They are widely used on the internet to make websites work, or work more efficiently. We send these to your computer for the following reasons:

We will not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you. We will not make any attempt to find out the identities of people visiting our website without their prior permission. 

If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our website – for example when you request a service from us - we will tell you beforehand. We will make it clear when we collect this information and will explain what we intend to do with it. 

Cookies that we use on our sites

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

CookieNamePurpose

Cookie Information Banner

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These cookies are used to control the appearance of the cookies information banner.

They are set on arrival to the site by default. It expires after a set time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.

Google Analytics

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These cookies are set by Google Analytics. These cookies are used to anonymously track visitor numbers and use of the website. We use the information in the Google Analytics tool to compile reports and help us improve the site. 

Further information:

Google Analytics - Privacy Overview

Secure Login cookie

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This cookie is essential for the access control functionality of the website. Parts of the site require you to login and this cookie works with this functionality. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. 

Change cookie settings for this website

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout