A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit certain websites.
There are two main kinds of cookies: "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to the website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your device until deleted, or until their expiry date is reached.
Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.
We use the following types of cookie:
Analytics cookies that anonymously remember your device when you visit our website. They keep track of browsing patterns and build up a profile of how you use the website. We might use that information to target advertisements to you on our and other websites. For this we use Google Analytics, further details can be found further below.
Third party advertising and analytics cookies, which are placed by or on behalf of independent advertisers who we allow to advertise on our site. These cookies may be placed within the advertisement and elsewhere on the site. They are anonymous; they cannot identify individuals. They are used for statistical analysis by allowing the advertiser to count how many people have seen their advertisement or have seen it more than once. They might also allow the advertiser to tailor advertising to you when you visit other websites. For this we use Google Adsense, further details can be found further below.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. To do this look at the "Help" menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
If you would prefer to just restrict third party cookies, visit www.youronlinechoices.com or click on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the corner of advertisements that carry behavioural targeting cookies.
If you have any questions about cookies please contact us.