What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).
To learn more about cookies configuration, please check your browser help. Here you will find info about most popular browsers:
You need to be aware that if you do not accept cookies this site or part of it may not work properly
Types of cookies
- ‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website.
- ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).
- ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
- ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.
To give you the best experience on the cookie management side, we classify cookies of this website in four categories, based on their purpose: Strictly Necessary, Functionality, and Performance.
These cookies are strictly necessary for this website and its features to work properly. E.g.: authentication cookies.
These cookies enable us to improve the functionality and usability of our website and to provide various features. E.g.: Functionality cookies can be used to store search results, language, character dimensions.
These cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify especially popular areas of our website. In this way, we can adapt the content of our websites more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you.
Third party cookies
Cookies are set on some pages by third party products and services. Some pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies in your browser. Here are a list of third party cookies on this website:
Controlling information about you
When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to Opt-in to receive marketing communications from us by email. If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Unsubscribe via the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our marketing emails
We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless the law requires us to. Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards. We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Links from our site
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside of this domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.