How we use cookies

We use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. We do this in order to provide you with the best possible online service. This technology is called cookies which we store on your device.

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, if you give us any personal information about yourself we promise to treat it securely, fairly and lawfully. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

We will not use any information gathered through cookies on this site to identify you as an individual. If you do provide us with any personal information through our website, we will be up front about how this will be used. We will make it clear when we collect your personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and it stays on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your device they are merely used to 'remember' you when you visit again. The way we use cookies cannot be used to identify you.

A cookie will transport information about how you use our website to us. The cookie itself does not keep any of the data it collects.

Why do we want to use Cookies?

We use cookies to:
• make our website work better
• improve the efficiency of our website
• learn from our website visitors and give the best customer experience we possibly can
• track the effectiveness of our marketing activity
• collect statistical information to assist us to learn what information and services our customers are interested in.

What types of cookie do we use?

The following lists the types of cookies that we use on our site:

_siteViewMode
This cookie is used for changing the view of the website between desktop and mobile to ensure you are able to view pages in a format that is most relevant to the device on which you are viewing it.

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
These are all Google Analytics cookies used for tracking visitors on the website.

ASP.NET_SessionId:
This cookie is used for setting the captcha question that allows visitors to our site to comment on blog posts.

How to refuse use of cookies

If you decide to not allow any cookies, you can do that by changing your internet browser settings to disable the use of cookies. Please note if you refuse cookies your experience and website content may not be optimised for the device you are using to access it.

Where to find information about controlling cookies:

Other resources that provide further information on cookies which may be of help:

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