What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other devices when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
We do not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer, the cookies we collect while you visit our website are anonymised and we do not associate any data gathered from our website with any personally identifying information from any other source.
We are very clear about collecting personally identifiable data such as email addresses, name and company name on our website.
Different types of cookies we use on our site
There are a number of different types of cookies we use on our site
- Strictly necessary Cookies
- Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features and/or services. Without these strictly necessary cookies, the website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the website or certain services or features.
- Performance Cookies
- These type of cookies collect information about how our visitors use the website. For example, it enables us to know which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only ever used to improve how our website works
- Functional Cookies
- These cookies allow this website to remember choices you make and any customisations you make to website pages during your visit and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites. More information about such cookies can be found in the relevant third party website.
- Targeting cookies
- These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are more relevant and suited to you and your interests. They’re also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember what websites you have visited and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often, targeting cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
How to manage your cookies