Cookie Policy

Our Website uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser and contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions, enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, but rather the computer used. However, some cookies will contain personal information such as a username.

By continuing to browse and use our Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Cookies used on our Website

Below is a list of the main cookies used by our Website and what each is used for:

UMB_CONTEXT This is a cookie used by our Umbraco CMS and is necessary for it.
UMB_UPDCHK This is a cookie used by Umbraco and is necessary for it.
XSRF-TOKEN & XSRF These are used to prevent cross site request forgery.

To the extent that any personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) is collected through our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy will apply to our processing of that personal data.

Third-party cookies

We may from time-to-time include content on this Website from other external sites, for example a video from YouTube or a map from Google. We may also provide you with the opportunity to share information with others using social networks such as Facebook.
In particular, our Website employs Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google Analytics cookies are analytical/performance cookies and are persistent cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works.

The cookies set by Google Analytics expire after different periods, some last less than 30 minutes and some last much longer. SAome last up to two years whilst at least one cookie currently deployed by Google Analytics (called “_utmv” which is used for segmentation and data experimentation) does not expire. It remains on your computer until you clear your cookie cache.

This site does not control third party cookies. Please check these third-party websites for more information about the cookies they use.

You can find out much more about Google Analytics here. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here.

Third party cookies used on our Website include:

_ga: Used to distinguish users.

_gat: Used to throttle request rate.

Can you block or opt out of cookies?

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to limit or prevent cookies. You can find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by here. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website. If you set your browser to not accept cookies, it may result in certain sections of our website not working properly and certain personalised services not being provided to users of your computer.

More information about cookies generally can be found here. Please visit the “Manage Cookies” section to find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

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