Cookie Policy
 
What are cookies?
 
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded onto your computer or device when you visit our website. Therefore, when we refer to “you” in this section we mean your computer. Cookies allow us to recognise and remember you on subsequent visits. We may use information obtained from cookies or similar technology.
 
Third-Party cookies – these cookies are set by a domain other than the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
 
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie.
 
Session cookies – these cookies are created temporarily and allow website operators to link the user’s actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when the browser window is closed. All session cookies are deleted once you close the browser window.
 
What do we use cookies for?
 
Cookies fall into one or more of the categories set out below. This website uses cookies that fall into all the categories. We also use data from targeting cookies placed on your computer or device by third parties when you have visited other websites. 
 
1. Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate and use the features of the website, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Certain services you have requested cannot be performed without these cookies.
 
2. Performance cookies – these cookies collect information on the pages you visit.
These cookies collect information about a websites usage including which pages you visit most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies the user as all information collected is aggregated and therefore the user remains anonymous. The purpose of these cookies is to gather information that can be used to improve how the website works.
 
3. Functionality cookies – these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
These cookies allow the website to provide enhanced and customised features relevant to you by remembering choices you make. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity to other websites.
 
4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to create targeted advertising relevant to you and your interests.
These cookies are used to deliver advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as assist in measuring the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. Advertising networks usually set these cookies with the website operator’s permission and this information is shared with advertisers and other organisations. They remember that you have visited a website and quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
 
Please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies if you want to delete any cookies that may already be on your computer or device. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu.  Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By disabling future cookies or deleting our cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.
 
Third Party Websites
 
Third party sites are linked to our website which we do not operate or endorse. These websites may use cookies and collect your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. This privacy policy does not apply to third party websites and we are not responsible for third party websites.
 
How do we protect your information?
 
We take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date. This information is only kept for the necessary period for the purposes for which it is used.

How to contact us if your information or choices change
 
Please contact our Compliance Officer to advise us if your personal information or preferences change or you don’t want us to send you the information you have requested or if you have any queries about how we use your personal information.
 
Changes to this policy
 
We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time at our discretion. You are encouraged to review this policy from time to time.