What are cookies
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
Cookies help us to improve your experience of our websites. For example, they allow us to:
- Provide certain functionality such as the ability to adjust the size of the text, and to change the colour of the text and the background, to suit your preferences.
- Share video content with you.
- Monitor how our websites are being used so that we can keep improving them.
There is also a cookie which enables us to administer the website and make changes to the content.
We will be doing further work on our website so that in future you will be able to opt in or out of the cookies we use.
By visiting our website, some cookies will already have been stored on your computer. However, you can remove these and you can also change your browser settings to prevent them from being placed on your computer in future. For more information about this, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Please note that if you choose to opt out of our cookies, this may affect your experience of our site. For example, you may not be able to view some of the content on our site such as embedded video content, and some of the tools we have included on our site to make it more accessible, such as the text magnifier, won’t work properly for you.
Please note that one of the cookies we use on our website is strictly necessary for our site to work. Without it, you won’t be able to use our site.
Our website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or for them to post information to be accessed by others.
If you provide feedback on our website we will only use it to develop and improve the site. We will keep the actual feedback for six months. After this it will be deleted but analysis of feedback may be kept.
Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave our website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.