What are cookies?

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone). It allows us to track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of our website.  They allow us to provide you with a tailored experience.  For example, our website uses cookies to remember personal settings you have chosen or when completing and submitting a web form.

 

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management and accessibility.  These cookies are necessary and essential to make our website work, without these you will not be able to complete online forms, for example.  You may disable these but it may affect how the website functions.

 

Analytical Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our website.  We use software provided by Google Analytics, which will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of our website, but will not store, save or collect personal information in a way that will allow us to directly identify you.

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy statement. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their Privacy Policy, which may differ from ours.  You must contact them to determine their Privacy Policy.