Our cookie policy

Cookies are small text files that are used to make websites work more efficiently and to gather information about visitors to a particular website. Cookies are sent by the web server from websites you visit to your own web browser and are then stored on your computer or device. A stored cookie will be able to identify if you have visited a website previously, or have already registered with a website.

The use of cookies helps us to analyse traffic to our websites and to collect data about visitors. All data collected by cookies and/or other methods from our websites is completely anonymous and will not include personal details such as an individual’s name, address, or payment details. In fact, no personal information that can identify you is collected or stored through our use of cookies.

If you prefer, you can choose to block or delete cookies from our websites, although this will prevent some features of the site from working. To find out more about the use of cookies on our websites, learn how to change the cookie setting on your browser or turn cookies off altogether, please see below.

Essential cookies

Some cookies are necessary to allow you to navigate around the website and use the various features. As well as being important for website functionality, these cookies also make it easier for you to select a product or service and to track your order.

Cookies for performance

This type of cookies helps us to improve the overall performance of our websites by gathering information on how visitors interact with the sites. These cookies also help with the testing of new features, with measuring errors, and in supporting improvements made to the websites.

Cookies for functionality

Functionality cookies remember how you use a website and any choices you select, helping us to adjust and personalise your settings for future use.

Cookies for targeting

This type of cookie tracks your activity each time you visit our website to help us understand your choices and interests better. Information collected by targeting cookies can be shared with third parties so advertising or other content that is relevant to your interests is displayed on websites you use in future.

Other cookies

When you visit our website you may occasionally see cookies from other websites, not related to us. For instance, if you click a page on one of our websites that has content with Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube embedded, cookies from one of these websites may appear. We don’t control the deployment of these cookies and recommend that you contact the relevant sites for more information on how they use cookies. You can get more information here:

To adjust your cookie settings

Although most web browsers will automatically accept cookies, you can change your settings to prevent this happening in future. You can also delete cookie history manually any time you wish. To adjust cookie settings on the following popular websites, follow the steps below and click the link for more information.

Google Chrome

• Select wrench icon on browser toolbar
• Select settings
• Select advanced settings
• Select privacy/content settings
• Select cookies
• Select preferences from options

Internet Explorer

• Select tools
• Select internet options
• Select privacy
• Select advanced
• Select override automatic cookie handling
• Select preferences as required

Safari 5.0

• Select Safari
• Select preferences
• Select security
• Select preferences as required

Mozilla Firefox

• Select tools
• Select options
• Select privacy
• Select preferences as required

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics’ service we use on our websites. It is provided by Google Inc. and uses cookies that assist us in analysing and understanding how visitors use the websites. Information collected by cookies in this way are sent to Google and safely stored on their servers in the USA. Google uses this information (which includes your IP address) to analyse your use of the website and produce reports for us on website activity, as well as to provide services that are associated with use of our website and the internet. When required by law, Google will pass on this data to third parties. They may also pass on this information to third parties to process on their behalf. Google will never associate your IP address with other data that they may hold.

This website also uses Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting to help us aggregate key data, such as gender, age, and interests, that helps us to understand our audience better. By doing so, we can provide our users with more relevant content. In addition, we use Google Analytics Userld so we can identify which type of device you are using to access our website, such as a laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet, and it also enables us to track visitors across multiple devices. No identifiable personal data is incorporated with this functionality.

As already explained, you can prevent the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. To opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customise Google Display network advertising, go to https://www.google.com/settings/ads. If you want to prevent Google Analytics from using other types of cookies and/or collecting IP addresses, you can install the relevant Google browser plug-in here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

For more information on cookies, go to http://www.aboutcookies.org/