A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the Internet. We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can amend your web browser’s settings or preferences so that you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is about to be set or to reject all cookies, but this might affect your use and the functionality of this site and some features may not work if cookies are turned off or restricted.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
The information generated from Google Analytics is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Why do we collect website statistics
The website statistics only gathers information about how our website is being used eg the webpages visited and the routes taken to get there.
The website statistics software does not collect personal information about you or any personal data you may enter on our website, eg it does not collect contact details in forms, account numbers, payment details etc.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies though blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer via your web browser. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
For more information on cookies set by Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites