Our Cookie Policy

We think cookies are great! They enable us to give our website visitors a better experience and make our website work more effectively. We’re also committed to treating your personal information with care.

Cookies are tiny text files placed on your computer when you visit our website. Without these, it would be very difficult for the website to do things such as remember your preferences or registration details for future visits.

Below, we’ve summarised the types of cookies we use; those that are strictly necessary for the site to function, those that are used to enhance the performance of the site, those that remember your choices to provide enhanced features and allow the site to function better for you, and those that help the site to provide a more personal (targeted) experience by gathering information about your browsing habits, for example, by remembering a website that you’ve visited.

Strictly Necessary: These are cookies that are essential for the website to perform. If you don’t allow these cookies, then you won’t be able to use our website in the way it was designed.

Analytical/Performance: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic so that we can improve the performance of our site and, therefore, improve the customer experience. If you don’t allow these cookies, then we won’t know which pages are the most (and least) popular.

Functionality: These cookies allow the website to provide better functionality and personalisation. If you don’t allow these cookies, then some parts of the website may not work properly.

Targeting: These cookies and similar technologies help personalise content. While these cookies and similar technologies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are.

3rd Party Cookies: 1st Party Cookies are set by us, as owners of the website. As well as 1st Party Cookies, we also use 3rd Party Cookies, which are set by partner websites carefully selected and monitored by us. They set cookies during your visit to help us improve visitor experience in a number of ways. For example, to support the customisation of adverts that you may see elsewhere on the web, and/or in order to meet contractual obligations with us.

Cookies set by this website
Through browsing our site, the following cookies may be placed on your computer.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics cookies enable us to track visitor behaviour, measure site performance, and serve ads across the Internet based on someone’s past visits to the website.

The main purposes of these cookies are: Performance and targeting.

A full list of Google Analytics cookies and the purpose of each can be found here

Google Analytics security and privacy principles are summarised here

Cloudflare
Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites. This cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

Cookie name: __cfduid

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

More information on how Cloudflare use cookies can be found here

Third Party Cookies
In addition to the above cookies, the following sites may set their own cookies whilst browsing our site.

Facebook – view Facebook Privacy Policy

Twitter – view Twitter Privacy Policy

LinkedIn – view LinkedIn Privacy Policy

Google – view Google Privacy Policy

Bing – view Bing Privacy Policy

We use cookies w set by Google’s doubleclick.net domain for conversion tracking purposes – to track the performance of our own Google and Doubleclick ad campaigns – and to serve ads based on a visitor’s interests. You can find out more information here:

Google Ads Preferences

Google Privacy Policy

We use cookies set by Facebook to track conversions, measure the performance of our Facebook campaigns and build audiences based on visitor behaviour to help us target ads in the future.

More information on Facebook advertising and how to opt-out can be found here:

Facebook’s advertising

Opt out of interest-based advertising on Facebook

We use cookies set by Microsoft Bing Ads to track conversions, measure the performance of our Bing Ads campaigns and build audiences based on visitor behaviour to help us target ads in the future. Find out more about how Microsoft use this data here:

Microsoft Privacy Policy

How to manage cookies
By using our website, you agree to us using these cookies. However, it is possible to block cookies on our website and delete them too. You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Just remember that our website (and others) may not work quite as well if you do this.

Use the help feature in your browser to see how, or find out how here

If you change your mind after you’ve accepted our cookies, you’ll find an option within your internet browser to clear cookies that have already been set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how.

Find out more on cookies
Take a look at these websites for more information on cookies:

Independent advice – http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Supporting information about Advertising Cookies- www.youronlinechoices.com/uk
Information from our website analytics tool – Google Analytics