Cookies

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website to our advertisers.

  • Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.

HOW CAN I MANAGE OR OPT OUT OF COOKIES?

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.

Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site.

To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit WWW.ALLABOUTCOOKIES.ORG or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

OPTING OUT OF ANALYTICAL PERFORMANCE COOKIES

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, please do so by clicking on the links below:

Google Analytics:HTTPS://TOOLS.GOOGLE.COM/DLPAGE/GAOPTOUT

OPTING OUT OF BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING COOKIES

If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine.

Here are links to the main third party advertising platforms we use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:

HTTP://WWW.GOOGLE.COM/PRIVACY_ADS.HTML
HTTP://WWW.AUDIENCESCIENCE.COM/CONSUMERS
HTTP://WWW.ADMELD.COM/PRIVACY/

You can find out how to decline other online behavioural advertising by visiting:HTTP://WWW.NETWORKADVERTISING.ORG/MANAGING/OPT_OUT.ASP

WEB BEACONS

If you object to web beacons in emails, we recommend that you follow the instructions for deleting existing cookies and disabling future cookies above. We will still know how many of our emails are opened and we will automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier of your device or other access device; but we will not identify you as an individual.

For more information about cookies please visit:

WWW.ALLABOUTCOOKIES.ORG and for more information about behavioural advertising in particular please visitWWW.YOURONLINECHOICES.COM/UK/

General information about data protection may be found at:

Information Commissioner’s website: HTTP://WWW.DATAPROTECTION.GOV.UK
Direct Marketing Association: HTTP://WWW.DMA.ORG.UK
Consumer advice from the DMA: HTTP://WWW.MYDM.CO.UK