Published: May 2018
Cookies often hold very basic information, some of which may be identifiable, but which are used to enhance your experience of the website and allow us to monitor and improve our services.
A cookie may hold the name of the website that it belongs to and how long that cookie will stay on your device. In addition, there often a randomly generated code which is unique to the cookie to enable identification.
Your device's IP (Internet Protocol) address may also be placed in the cookie and this is classed as identifiable personal data.
We will always respect your personal data and your preferences. See below for more information about controlling cookies.
There are two different attributes which can be given to cookies, making cookies "sessional" or "persistent".
Persistent cookies are kept on your device until their expiry date, or they are deleted. These are often used to remember things about you that make using our site better and easier for you.
Sessional cookies only exist for as long as you are browsing. When you close your browser on the device sessional cookies are deleted. These often track your use of the site so that the site can ensure you get information relevant to you and to what you are browsing.
First party cookies – are cookies which we use directly to enhance the service we give to you and sometimes to ensure that relevant content is provided to you as you browse.
Third-party cookies – are cookies placed on our website with carefully selected partners and which help us to ensure that we are providing adverts and marketing to the right people, those who may be interested. Partners may collect anonymous information relating to web page views, for example. You may control third-party cookies via your browser settings.
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There are some cookies which by refusing them, may affect how the website works, sometimes these will remain on, but will not collect or store personal information about you.