What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files, placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality.
Our cookies help to keep our website working just as you’d expect. They improve the speed and security of our site and remember any personal settings you may have selected during and between your visits. They allow you to share our pages on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter and help us to make our marketing strategies more efficient.
If your browser settings are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this and any continued use of our website to mean that you are happy with the cookies in use on our site.
If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with the use of this site, you can visit your browser settings and disable them (see your browser Help for how to do this). Please be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.
Cookies in use
The Cookies we set
- Forms related cookies. When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
- Google Analytics: This cookie allows us to see information on user website activities including, but not limited to, page views, source and time spent on website. The information is depersonalised and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy. Using Google Analytics we can see what content is popular on our website, and strive to give you more of the things you enjoy reading and watching.
- Third party media cookies: There are several areas on our site where we may embed content such as videos or slideshows. This functionality if provided by third parties, such as Youtube, and will include their use of external tracking codes.
- Affiliate tracking cookies. Several partners link to our website and affiliate tracking cookies allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can make decisions about where our services are best promoted.
- Social sharing cookies: We may use social sharing buttons for services including, but not limited to, Twitter and LinkedIn. These allow you to share pages with your contacts via those networks. While you will be asked to log in to use these services, this process is handled directly with the social sharing providers and their databases and servers. These sites may also monitor your usage of these buttons, through the use of external tracking codes that are required to run the buttons on this website.
- From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
We hope this policy document has answered your questions. If you still have questions or would like additional information, please contact us.
Katherine Thomas. Operations Director. 0333 5772629