A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access the website.
recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve content, products and services and to help me better understand my visitor requirements and interests;
target marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
I use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website.
Analytical or performance cookies. These allow me to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the website. This enables me to personalise content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. I will use this information to make the website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
First and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies set by the website. Third-party cookies are cookies on the website that are set by another website, and details of these are included in the table below.
More detail about my cookies
The table below provides more information about the cookies I use and why:
How to turn off cookies or alter settings
You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by going to the cookie consent mechanism and changing the relevant setting to ‘off’ or from your browser settings.
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can also change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.