What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device (only if your browser preferences allow it) by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
Google uses different types of cookies to run Google websites and ads-related products. Some or all of the cookies identified in google cookies may be stored in your browser. You can view and manage cookies in your browser (though browsers for mobile devices may not offer this visibility).
This site specifically uses the following non-essential cookies:
Google Analytics -Used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (implemented in the UK 25/5/2012), requires that websites that leave non-essential cookies on visitors’ devices have to inform the visitor what these cookies are. We are complying with this regulation by providing information here about the cookies we use so that, if you choose, you can modify your browser settings to manage cookies or leave the website.
Please consult the support documentation for your own web browser (you can usually find these online) for more information. More detailed information about controlling cookies on your computer is also available at the About Cookies website.
If you do not wish to disable cookies then you have the option to leave the website.
No data collected by this site via cookies, forms or e-mail is used except anonymously to enhance the use of the website. All third party data is kept secure and not passed on to any other organisation.