Cookies

Cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device 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.

You can find more information about cookies at: All About Cookies and Your online choices.

For a video about cookies visit this page

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

An audit of the cookies that we use on our site, as of 07/08/2012, included the following category 1 cookies:

Google Adwords

Google uses cookies which contains a randomly generated 18 digit ID number to uniquely identify a web browser on a specific computer.This isn’t used to identify an individual person and is only used to serve you relevant advertisements on sites other than this one.

In order for us to place these cookies on your device/computer, you will have had to “opt-in”, otherwise these cookies will not have been placed on your device/computer.

How do I turn cookies off?

If you so wish, it is possible for you to set your browser so that it stops accepting cookies, or stops accepting cookies from certain websites.

All modern browser manufacturers have settings to allow you to do this.

The following links may help you understand how to do this within your browser. In addition, we recommend that you use your browsers “Help” files normally located in your browsers “Help” or “About” menu.

Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Safari Web
Safari IOS

Other Useful Links

Your Online Choices
Network Advertising Initiative
Microsoft Cookie Guide
All About Cookies
IAB
Data Protection Act 1998
The Information Commissioners Office