When visiting our website, we will sometimes place small data files on your computer or mobile device. These are called cookies. Many large websites do this. We do this to make our website work better.
Here is a list of cookies we collect and why:
- Google Analytics
These cookies are to gather information on how visitors use our website. With this information we create reports to help us improve our site. These cookies collect anonymous information including the number of visitors to the site, what pages they visited and when.
- Social Media Integrations
We have integrated social media widgets from Twitter and Facebook which allow users to engage with our social media profiles through the website itself. These widgets run code from these organisations which may set cookies as part of their operation.
- Live Updates Feed
To improve the user experience of this feature cookies are used to remember the filter options that have been set. This allows a user to navigate to other pages or websites and when they come back to the feed the filters they last selected will remain.
- Cookies Policy Notification
We provide a notification for new users of our site to direct them to read our policy on cookies. To track whether a user has seen this notification and prevent it from being shown on every page a cookie is set.
* You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, this will apply across all websites and not just our site. For more information please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
EU cookie directive
From 26 May 2011 a new European Union directive required all websites to gain the consent of our users to download cookies on to their machines. On 24 May 2012, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released new guidance which said that a website can operate with cookies through ‘implied consent’.
Removing Cookies from your device
Most cookies are easy to delete. Deleting can be done either through your internet browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc.) or on your device through your file management software (Windows XP etc.). For further information please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/