The cookie law explained
Changes to online privacy laws across the EU, since May 2011, mean that visitors to many websites will start to be asked for their consent for the use of ‘cookies’ and other similar web technologies.
‘Cookies’ are a type of file stored on your internet device (PC, Phone or Tablet) and used by most websites in various ways enabling you to personalise your online experience. Cookies can also be used to track your activity and behaviour online. This provides website owners important insights into the quality of their services, allowing them to improve and better meet the needs of all their visitors.
Cookies used on this site
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address , operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual and we will not collect personal information in this way.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.
These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics.
Third party cookies
We may use a number of social media tools to enhance visitor interaction on our site. If you already use these platforms their cookies may be set through our website. Data may then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests. If you do not use such platforms then our site will not place these cookies on your device.
In using this site you are consenting to us using the aforementioned cookies, in compliance with our normal terms and conditions. Depending on your browser you can choose to delete your cookies or change your privacy settings so these cookies cannot be tracked.