Our Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file that is placed on an internet user’s computer-memory or hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website.

What’s the legal position on use of cookies?

All website operators in the UK are required by law to ask for the consent of their users to use cookies. However we should advise that cookies allow you to use some of the site’s features and, if consent is not given, these features may become unavailable or inoperable.

When you first use our website you will see a notification on screen that states the following:

“We use cookies to help provide the best user experience of the site. By continuing to use our website you consent to our use of cookies.”

If you click the Got it button next to the notification text then the notification this will not be shown again to you unless there is a change to our cookie policy, in which case you will be presented with another notification text to inform you of this.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies are used to make a user’s experience of the website as helpful and efficient as possible. For example, a cookie is placed on your computer if you tick the box “Remember my username” when you log in. This means you simply have to enter your password in future when you log in to access the website.

Cookies help the website operation system remember the website visitor and track certain details of the visitor’s usage of the site, for example which pages are visited and for how long. This can help the operator make improvements to the website, for example by enhancing popular features and possibly removing or amending unpopular ones. Importantly cookies do not allow this visit-activity data to be linked to the personal information of the visitor. So, the data collected is entirely anonymous.

In addition to the uses explained above, we also use cookies to allow our customers to deliver content, including offers for other products produced or presented by us, which are relevant to your preferences, and to present to you, on other third-party sites, advertisements for our website or for other products produced or presented by us.

How do I decline the use of cookies?

All recent versions of popular web browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Users can set their browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered.