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Cookie Policy

We describe the use of cookies on our cookies below.

1 What is a Cookie?

1.1 A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent in a text file to your computer browser from a website’s server and is then stored on your computer, but only IF your browser’s preferences are set by you to allow it. 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.
1.2 NB: If you are browsing from within a work based network you may not have adequate permissions to allow you to control the cookies that are set.

2 How we use Cookies

2.1 This web site also uses non-essential cookies so that we can serve you better, but all user data collected in this manner is anonymous. This site uses visitor tracking that will use cookies to track information about how visitors come to the website, which pages they visit, and other actions that visitors make whilst on the site. This data is then used in order to improve the user experience of our web site.
2.2 Non-essential Cookies also enhance our web site performance in a number of ways, personalising your experience on our site, making it more convenient for you.

3 Your Options

3.1 Should you wish to do so, you can refuse cookies by disabling them in your web browser’s settings. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. Please consult the support documentation for your web browser, which can be found online, for more information. More detailed information about controlling cookies on your computer is also available at the About Cookies website.
3.2 If you do not wish to disable cookies then you have the option to leave the website.

4 How long are cookies stored for?

4.1 Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
4.2 Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
4.3 Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
4.4 You can find more information about cookies at aboutcookies.org.

5 Essential cookies

5.1 These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or to display fonts and images correctly.

6 Performance cookies

6.1 These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
6.2 These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our websites work.

7 Functionality cookies

7.1 These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
7.2 These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

8 Cookies used on the Website

8.1 A list of all the cookies used on our websites are set out below.
8.2 Third party cookies on our websites

Cookie name

Cookie purpose

Duration

Google Analytics

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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.

Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy

2 years (or until removed)

Google.com

NID
PREF
HSID
APISID

These are Google preference cookies, a unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preferences. They may not be delivered depending on the browser being used.

Learn more about Google’s Privacy Policy

2 years (or until removed)

Facebook

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This enables us to use the Facebook widget on our website and is used only to configure the content feed on our website page. See the Facebook privacy policy : Facebook Privacy Policy 2 years (or until removed)

CloudFlare

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This enables us to provide a secure HTTPS website connection to your browser. This cookies applies our SSL certificate security settings to your session on a client-by-client basis. 365 days (or until removed)

rcc_accepted

This records your consent to the use of cookies on our website. This cookie will also ensure that you are not repeatedly shown this after your acceptance which would impact your experience. 365 days (or until removed)

Hotjar

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This enables us to better understand the user experience of visitors to our website. Used to collect information about the pages that users have visited and how they have interacted with them to help us improve our site.

Find out more here: Data Safety and Security

365 days (or until removed)

8.3 These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.

8.4 For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

9 How can I control cookies?

9.1 You can use your web browser to:
• delete all cookies;
• block all cookies;
• allow all cookies;
• block third-party cookies;
• clear all cookies when you close the browser;
• open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
• install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
9.2 Find out more information about controlling cookies in your browser by using the Help sections found within your browser

10 Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Cookie Policy please contact us by emailing [email protected]

 

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