Cookie Policy

About this Policy

This Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them.  It includes details of the types of Cookies we set, the information we collect when using them and how that information is used. 

You can learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your browser when you visit a website.  They can often serve crucial functions and help us to keep our website secure and to function properly which helps us to provide you with a better experience.  They can also help us to analyse how the website performs, what works and where we can make improvements.

How we use Cookies?

We use both Strictly Necessary and Analytics cookies.  These are used to understand how the website performs, how you interact with it, and helps us to provide you with a better, faster and improved experience. 

Social Media and External Links – where you click on any external links or find is via social media platforms, we also have no control over those websites and the cookies they set, so please bear in mind that you should set your preferences in line with their own policies and cookie controls separately.

How to Manage Cookies – When you visit our site you will be asked if you want to accept cookies.  You can continue to use the site without accepting these and any non-necessary cookies will not load onto your browser. 

No matter what cookie control is in place, or if you simply change your mind you can also adjust your own browser to delete or block cookies from any site you visit.  To learn more about how to manage your browser cookie settings please see www.allaboutcookies.org

What cookies do we set?

Necessary Cookies

We use necessary functional cookies which are needed for security and for the website to function.  They do not collect your personal data.  These are automatically enabled when you visit the site, however you can still remove these cookies via your browser, however disabling these will affect the functionality of the site.

Analytics Cookies

We use Analytics cookies to help us to understand how the number of visitors to our website and how they interact with it, for example which pages are visited and for how long.  These help us to continually improve our website and services.  The data is reported anonymously without any personal data included.

Below is a list of the cookies set by our website:

Necessary Cookies    
_GRECAPTCHAWe use Recaptcha to identify spam and separate bots from real people.  Google set a necessary cookie when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.  You can click on the link provided to check google’s privacy information.PersistentThird Party6 Months
Analytics Cookies    
_gat_gtag_UA_This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.PersistentFirst1 Hour
_gidThis cookie is used by Google Analytics to used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited.PersistentFirst1 Day
_gaThis cookie is used by Google Analytics and is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.PersistentFirst2 Years
_galiThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used determine which links are clicked.SessionFirst30 Seconds

Use of cookies can change over time or when a new service or function is added to our website.  To ensure that this policy remains up to date, we regularly carry out ‘cookie audits’ and update our list of cookies accordingly. 

This policy was last updated on 6th May 2021.