Use of cookies

Like most websites, we make use of cookies to improve user experience and to monitor website usage. A cookie is a small text file that websites transfer to the cookie file of your browser on your computer, tablet or mobile device so that the website can remember who you are. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but you can check or amend this by going to your browser settings in the privacy and security section.

A session cookie is a temporary cookie that only remains in the cookie file of your web browser until you leave the site. This cookie contains no personal data until you log in and is used to inform us that you are using the site, but not logged in.

If you log in to our website we update the session cookie with your log in data. This cookie is still encrypted and the site uses this along with an additional session cookie to validate your access to privileged parts of the site. These cookies remain temporary and will only stay in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. If you log out of the website the log in data is removed from the cookie.

When a visitor requests pages from our website, our web servers automatically log the browser's domain name and IP address. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals.

We also make use of third party cookies to help us monitor website usage and to target advertising on social networks or third party ad networks - we do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details. You can opt out of this through the Do Not Track (DNT) feature offered by some browsers.

If you are interested in how cookies work and would like to know more, we can suggest the following online articles - however, please note, we are not responsible for the content of external websites.