A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Below is a list of cookies used on this website:
|wp-settings-1||These cookies have no impact on your user experience, and store no personal information. These cookies are automatically added by the software that runs this website, but we do not use them in any way.|
|_utma||These cookies enable Google Analytics to function. Google Analytics helps us take and analyze visitor information. For example, it tells us how many visitors our site has, how many times they visit, how long they stay on our site and which pages are most popular.|
|civicAllowCookies||Cookie Control cookies. These cookies are set in order to remember preferences in regards to cookies.|
|wordpress_test_cookie||A test cookie to check that cookies can be set at all.|
We take your privacy very seriously and comply with the UK and EU law on handling cookies and provide (you) the user with means to remove such cookies or prevent your computer from accepting them in the future.
Blocking and removing cookies
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.
Below are instructions on removing cookies for all major web and mobile browsers so that you can find out about how to manage your cookies.
- Internet Explorer : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
- Firefox : http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
- Google Chrome : http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- Opera : http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
- Safari : http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467
- Safari iOS : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
- Android : http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
- Blackberry : Turn off cookies in the browser
- Windows Phone : Changing privacy and other browser settings
Data protection and confidentiality
Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used.
Any information you do submit will be stored securely and will never be passed on or sold to any third party.