What is a cookie?
When you access our website, you will receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer. If you continue to use our website, further cookies may be placed on your computer to optimise your experience on our website and to help us understand how we can improve them.
If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out – setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.
The cookies on our site are broken down into three categories – Essential, Advertising and Analytics. Essential cookies are needed for our site to function and can therefore not be turned off. All other cookies can be turned off if desired. Please remember – if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our website will not work and your experience on our website may be affected.
We like the website www.aboutcookies.org which is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons. Not only does it have the recipe for ‘the world’s finest cookies’, it also gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.
Our classification of cookies
We have reviewed all the cookies we use and have divided them into three categories:
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, our websites won’t work properly.
We do not accept advertising from any other organisation on our website.
Cookies also help us to identify which of our blog posts are the most popular and the types of journey visitors have to our website. We also include links to social networks like Facebook who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on their websites.
Our analytics cookies collect anonymous and aggregated information about how visitors use our website and help us improve how our website works.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete these cookies as you wish – for details, we advise you go to aboutcookies.org as we mentioned before. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will not store your cookies for any longer than we believe is necessary.