What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies but if you decline cookies, it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


What do we use them for?

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better user experience by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. We are able to then personalise our content to better match your needs.

  • Cookies do not provide us any personal data other than what you choose to share with us
  • Cookies are not harmful – they do not give us access to your computer or introduce viruses

What cookies do we collect?

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We use Google Analytics to provide this service, which uses first party cookies. The data collected is not shared with any other party.

If you click on any social media channels or third party site links within our website, please be aware that we do not control how they set their cookies. You should check with the provider’s website for further details on how they collect and use cookies.


Don’t want us to collect your cookies?

Within the UK, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations has given people the right to refuse the use of cookies that reduce their online privacy.

You can choose to prevent cookies from being stored by changing your web preferences to block cookies. However, strictly necessary cookies are essential for the website to function and can’t be switched off in our systems. If you choose to block these cookies from your browser, then our website may not function properly.

If you would like any more information on our cookie policy, feel free to contact us through our contact form.