What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which collect and store small amounts of data as you browse which can be accessed later by our web server or your own computer to provide a more tailored browsing experience.
A cookie is sometimes created when you load a new webpage and then stored in your browser's cache. This enables this website to use this information to remember your personal settings and preferences when you revisit the website.
Cookies are often used when you log in to a website or submit a form, allowing us to use that information throughout our service and prevent you from entering the same information on multiple occasions.
It is possible to disable cookies in your browser, but is likely to result in a less streamlined browsing experience.
The cookies that are used by this website are listed below, along with an explanation of how and why they are used.
Cookies we use
The full functionality of the Facebook Like Button is only realised when you are logged into your Facebook account.
The button allows you to 'Like' a web page and post it to your Facebook profile, where its visibility to others is determined by your privacy settings on their website.
Google provide services for web statistics, social media, video content and maps.
Analytics is a web statistics service that tracks how people find and use websites. The information is anonymous and helps webmasters plan improvements to websites.
Google also runs a social media service called Google+ and the +1 button requires Google login for full functionality.
Google's video content is provided by YouTube, which uses the same cookie procedures as the analytics and +1 platforms.
Other cookies for features such as Google Maps may also be used, which may track your approximate location in order to provide directions and distances to certain locations.
The full functionality of Twitter widgets is only realised when you are logged in to the Twitter system.
Widgets such as 'Follow' and 'Tweet' buttons allow you to control your activity on the Twitter service, without the need to have their website open on your machine at that particular time.
These buttons allow you to add our 'Tweets' to your timeline and even post your own updates with predefined content created by us. You can then control the visibility of such information by making use of Twitter's built-in privacy settings.
Information or preferences that you enter into our website may sometimes be stored in a cookie. Data entered into login or feedback forms is likely to be stored in this way, allowing us to ensure you stay connected to the website without having to enter the same details on multiple occasions.
Methods for disabling cookies differ across different web browsers.
For information on how to disable cookies in your own particular web browser, visit the link below:
You can remove existing cookies from your browser by clearing your web history and cache.
Note: Disabling cookies is likely to mean you experience a less streamlined browsing experience. Most users prefer for cookies to be enabled but you do have the option through your web browser to disable or clear them at any time if you wish.