WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A ‘Cookie’ is a small text file that is delivered by our website server onto your computer whilst you visit our website, which can be used at a later time by the website to identify particular devices and thereby remember your website preferences and log in details.
Most Cookies will not collect information that identifies you and instead will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our website, or a user’s general location.
HOW WE COLLECT COOKIES
We collect your data automatically via Cookies when you visit our website, in line with Cookie settings in your browser and your customised Cookie settings. We also will collect data from you when you contact us via the website.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual.
THESE ARE THE COOKIES WE COLLECT
These are essential for enabling user movement around our website and providing access to features such as your profile, member only resources, and other secure areas of the website. These Cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember when you have been on the internet. This category of Cookies cannot be disabled.
We use Google Analytics Cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. These Cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight on how our website is being used.
Can a user block cookies?
You can switch Cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to prevent it from accepting Cookies (Learn how here). Doing so is likely to limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around Cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off Cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting Cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
HOW TO ENABLE / DISABLE COOKIES USING YOUR BROWSER
The changes we make to our ‘Cookie Notice’ will be posted on this page.
This ‘Cookie Notice’ was last updated in September 2020.