Privacy and Cookie Policy

What are Cookies and how are they used on our website?

A cookie is text-only information that a website stores on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.  Without a cookie every time you open a new web page the server where that page is stored will treat you like a completely new visitor. Think of a cookie as a website’s equivalent of a yellow post-it note.

We use cookies to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within our site and that any information you have entered or choices you are made are remembered.

We also anonymously capture anonymous visitor statistics using Google Analytics to understand whether you are a new visitor or a returning visitor and which pages were interesting enough for you to read.

Because cookies are harmless files they cannot look into your computer and find out information about you, your family, or read any material kept on your hard-drive.  It is technically impossible for cookies to read personal information.

Managing cookies

There are a number of ways to manage cookies.  If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyse website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as “P3P” features (Privacy Preferences Platform).

Enabling Cookies based on privacy settings:
You can make Internet Explorer only accept cookies that do not hold personally identifiable data (like ours) by setting your privacy slider to ‘High’. To do this go to:

Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Default and then move the slider to ‘High’.

Blocking all Cookies:
You can make Internet Explorer accept no cookies at all by setting your privacy slider to ‘Block All Cookies’.  To do this go to:

Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Default and then move the slider to ‘Block All Cookies’.

Deleting Cookies
You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser.  To delete cookies in:

Internet Explorer go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Delete Cookies

Netscape go to Tools -> Cookie Manager -> Manage Stored Cookies -> Remove All Cookies

Once you delete these files, you will have no more cookies and your browser will no longer send or receive new cookies.

For further information on cookies please visit the www.aboutcookies.org website.