What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Site. Cookies can also be used to deliver targeted advertising, or to understand how visitors are using a website.
Types of cookies used
We use the following types of cookies on our Site:
Necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the Site to function properly, and cannot be turned off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Site may not work properly without them.
Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional cookies: These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Forms related cookies: When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the Site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the Site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the Site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the Site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this Site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media platforms including; LinkedIn, Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, will set cookies through our Site which may be used to enhance your profile on their Site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.
This policy was last updated in May 2023.
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