What are Cookies?
Using cookies means that we can see which pages are our most popular, if any pages are broken and then create a better experience for you in future. Cookies don’t harm your computer and the information they collect is not personally identifiable. Most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent that.
Each browser and device is different so check out your phone’s help menu to learn how to change your preferences. If you disable all cookies on your browser, you will still be able to browse our site. There’s some links to popular browsers here:
Types of cookies we use
Third Party Analytics
These cookies collect general information about how visitors use our website to help us improve our website for everyone. Our web hosting company, we track how much traffic the website receives, which pages visitors go to most often, generalised location data, which type of browsers & devices are being used to view the site, and if they get error messages or broken links. This is statistical data and does not identify you specifically. We use this information to see how people are using the site, to improve site navigation, tweak the design to make sure it displays properly for all users. We may share this data with a third party web developer. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics.
This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us.
These cookies collect general information about how visitors use our website to help us improve our website for everyone. For instance, we track how much traffic the website receives, which pages visitors go to most often, Generalised location data, which type of browsers, devices are being used to view the site and if they get error messages or broken links. This is statistical data and does not identify you specifically.
We use this information to see how people are using the site, to improve site navigation, tweak the design to make sure it displays properly for all users.
These cookies allow you to share content from our website with your friends on social networks, get in touch and follow us. These cookies are set by the social network to enable authentication, sharing and liking. Some of our web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies
We have no control over third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
Email cookies These tiny graphics cookies are dropped onto your web browser by our email provider to monitor the performance of our email campaigns. They let us know how many people have opened an email,clicked on links etc. These cookies are solely for the purpose of tracking the success of our email campaigns.
We sometimes run online advertising campaigns. We use targeting cookies to serve you with ads if we think you might be interested in hearing from us. These cookies also set limits on how often you see a particular ad so that no-one gets bombarded with adverts. Opting out of this type of advertising does not mean that you will receive fewer ads when you browse online, but it does mean that the ads you see will not be as relevant to you. Advertising preferences are usually set in your browser and you can opt out using the links to the browser setting above.
What about Web Beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to track site visitors. Sometimes we may use similar technologies like web beacons ("tracking pixels", "clear gifs", "action tags"). We use this technology to track how effective our online advertising is by seeing how many people open certain pages, and how long they stay on our website or if people have opened an email that we have sent them. This helps us measure how long it takes for someone who visits our Site to become a customer.
We use the Facebook advertising pixel. You can set your preferences for Facebook tracking using their website.
In most instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function, and so changing your browsers cookie settings will prevent them from functioning.