Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to optimise users’ experience on the site. A cookie is a small text file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. They are used to improve the performance of the website and the services you receive. For example, cookies may be used to:

  • enable the site to recognise your device so you do not need to give the same information repeatedly
  • recognise when you have already given a username and password so that you do not need to do so for every subsequent web page you visit
  • measure how many people are using the services we provide, so we can make them easier and faster to use
  • analyse data, anonymously, so that we can improve our site to according to users’ needs and preferences

The cookies used by our website do not contain any of your personal information and they can’t be used to identify you personally. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using the website. You can choose to reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent if you wish. However, it is important to be aware that some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

 

If you continue without changing your settings, we will accept your consent to receive these cookies from our website. However, if you wish to change your privacy settings at any time, instructions and guidance on how to remove cookies from your device, or how to block individual cookies from being received, can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.

 

Read below for further details about cookies you may encounter while visiting our website. These details include what information is being held, how long you can expect it to be stored, and how your experience of our website will change if you block individual cookies from being sent to your device.

 

Types of cookies

Below are details of cookies you may encounter while visiting this website, including what information is being held, how long you can expect it to be stored, and how your experience of our website will change if you block individual cookies from being sent to your device.

 You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

Analytical / performance
 
Targeting

Google Analytics

Page views, source and time spent on website are part of the user website activities information we can see with this cookie. This information cannot be tracked back to any individuals as it is displayed as depersonalised numbers; helping to protect your privacy whilst using our website.
It allows us to identify which content is popular, helping us to provide you with reading and viewing materials which you will enjoy and find useful in the future.

Should you not wish for your website visits to be recorded by Google Analytics, you are able to opt-out with the addition of a browser add-on, Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Targeting

Google Analytics – Remarketing

We use this to display adverts on third party websites to our past site users, based on their past visits.

Data collected is only used in accordance with our privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy

Analytical / performance

Google Analytics Advertiser

We use the features of the Google Analytics Advertiser, to helps us better understand site visitors, via anonymised data. This can include collecting information from:

·         Google Display Network Impression Reporting

·         DoubleClick Platform integrations

·         Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

·         Remarketing with Google Analytics

This information is collected along with anonymous identifiers. It allows us to understand what type of users visit the site, which then allows us to improve the website’s offerings for a better user experience.

 
       

Analytical / performance

Google AdWords

We use Google AdWords to see which pages led to our users submitting contact forms to us, which allows us to create a more effective marketing campaign and make better use of our paid search budget.

 

Analytical / performance
 
Targeting

DoubleClick

We use DoubleClick cookies and remarketing codes on our website to record user activity. The information we collect allows us to create targeted advertising in future work and across Google’s network of partners.

These cookies are created if a first-time visitor remains on the page for greater than 60 seconds.

Functionality

Website Optimiser

Our website optimiser uses cookies to remember your search history. The information collected is anonymous and not personally identifiable and allows us to generate more relevant results for your searches in the future.

 

Functionality

Visitor Tracking

We often record and monitor user’s behaviour around a website to analyse how we can improve its performance.



Please note: third parties (Including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/ performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 90 days.