What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
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Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests – although we do not allow advertising on this site. Cookies are categorised as described in the ICC UK Cookie guide.
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. This website does not place this category of cookie on your computer but in any event, no consent is required from users.
Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor although IP addresses may be recorded. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. This website does place this category of cookie on your computer. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. This website does not place this category of cookie on your computer.
Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organizations. This website does not place this category of cookie on your computer.
A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.
Cookie Name | Cookie Category |Description | Duration
wordpress_| 2 | WordPress cookie for a logged in user | session
wordpress_logged_in_|2 |WordPress cookie for a logged in user | session
wordpress_test_ | 2 | WordPress cookie for a logged in user | session
wordpress_test_cookie | 2 | WordPress test cookie | session
google_analytics_utmb | 2 | Google Analytics cookie | 4 months
counter.hitslink.com_VSID | 2 | Hitslink analytic cookie | 3 months
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties in any circumstances. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held please write contact us using the contact form.