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Cookie policy

What is a website cookie?

A cookie is a file downloaded with a web page. It is used to pass information between the user (the person looking at the website) and the server (the computer running and managing the website). Most websites use cookies.

Cookie information is a collection of letter and number codes representing data from the simple (for example whether a user has seen a particular page in a website) to the sophisticated (including whether a user has provided feedback on a particular aspect of the website).

Why are cookies used?

Cookies allow a website to recognise a user's device. This means that if you look at the site on your phone and then on your laptop you may count as two different visitors. Sometimes the information is needed for a particular part of a website to work properly.

So-called 'third party' cookies often include information about which adverts you have been shown. We do not use any third party cookies on this site.

Cookie Policy Auto-deletes
_cookie_consent To identify that you have agreed to allow us to place these cookies on your device In 10 years' time (effectively never)
_pk_id.29.f59b To provide us with information about your visit such as the number of unique visitors and how they move around the site. This helps us to know which areas of the site are most valued and how best to update the site in the future. 2 years time (effectively never)
_pk_ses.29.f59b Immediately after it's set

How do I manage cookies?

You can choose to disable cookies by changing settings within your browser as indicated below. You can also choose to delete cookies once you have finished with the website – some cookies will delete themselves automatically.

What is the EU directive?

As part of a wider review of data protection policies for EU citizens a new Cookie Law was introduced in May 2011 – effective from May 2012 in the UK. Previously cookies could be used as long as there was a way for the user to opt out. The new law basically means that from May 2012 no cookies can be placed on your machine without your consent. This means the new law is more pro-active.

How is this site complying?

In this website you accept the use of cookies by clicking on any link within the site. You can review what cookies are used on this website and why in the table above.

Where can I get more information?

For more information about cookies see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://aboutcookies.org

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