What is a cookie?
- A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
- Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
- make our website work as you’d expect
- remember your settings during and between visits
- improve the speed/security of the site
- allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- continually improve our website for you
- make our marketing more efficient (which ultimately keeps down the costs to you).
- collect personally identifiable or sensitive information without your express permission
- pass data to advertising networks
- pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- pay sales commissions.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
Website function cookies
Our own cookies
- remembering your search settings
- allowing you to add comments to our site.
Unfortunately there is no way to prevent these cookies being set if you use our site.
Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties (eg YouTube). We’ve listed these below. Disabling cookies will probably break the functions offered by third parties:
These cookies help power the video on our site.
Social website cookies
We have included buttons on our site so you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The plugin we use requires cookies to function.
The privacy implications of this will vary from social network to social network and will depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on those networks.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
- how visitors reached our website (eg from an advert, from social networks, from Google etc)
- the site usage of visitors to our website (such as the number of pages viewed, time spend on individual pages, the pages visitors leave our site on)
- how often visitors return to our site
- visitor technology (eg browser, operating system, device etc).
These statistics help us make our site as user-friendly as possible, to ensure a good experience for all visitors.
- Google Analytics – a program that helps us measure site usage.
- ActiveCampaign, LLC (“ActiveCampaign”) provides a marketing platform that allows clients to reach their customers, to understand how their customers interact with those communications and other content, and to customize marketing based on their customers’ interests.
- SurveyMonkey – a tool to capture the voices and opinions of the people who matter most to us.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it accepting cookies. Click the name of your preferred browser below to learn how:
Please be aware though that turning off cookies will impair the performance of many websites.
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