In order to improve our service to you and make our website simpler to get around, we place a small amount of information on your computer. This information is known as ‘cookies’ and is used by most major websites.
Cookies are used to:
• Remember settings, meaning when you reload a page the computer will remember the settings for you so you don’t have to.
• Recognise you are logged in with a username and password so you do not have to keep entering your details.
• Remember your language preference
• Improve our service, by anonymously monitoring what pages users view, and where they exit the website. This enables us to write more content that users find useful, and to identify any bugs so that we can resolve them.
You can manage your cookies or even delete these files if you want to. Please be aware cookies are not used to identify you personally. For more information about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org
Cookies are used on our site in the following ways:
1st Party cookies
Some first party cookies are used to ensure that the website functions as expected.
3rd party cookies
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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We allow you to share pages of our website via social networking sites, to improve user experience, such as Facebook. We may also display content from other websites, such as Google maps or YouTube, on our web pages. Please be aware that these websites may send you cookies. We do not control these cookies and advise you to check the relevant third-party privacy policies to find out more about the cookies they use and how to manage them.
• Google: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
• YouTube: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to restrict or disable cookies, please see https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ or www.aboutcookies.org.