A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer when you access Websites. Typically, they contain the following information: a site name and unique user ID, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. Here are examples of different types of cookies:
- First-party cookies are those set by a Website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by this Website).
- Third-party cookies are those set by a domain other than that of the Website being visited by the user.
- Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie, or until the user manually deletes them from their browser, whichever occurs first.
- Session cookies are created temporarily. Once the user of a Website closes the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
‘Essential’ first-party cookies are necessary for this Website to operate securely and efficiently, and ‘non-essential’ first-party cookies provide enhanced functionality and analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect information such as the number of visitors to this Website, the pages they visit and the links they click. The information is collected in an anonymous form and is used to help us improve this Website. The following links provide further detail on Google Analytics:
We also use third-party cookies and these come from the different applications that we use on this Website, namely YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and MailChimp. We do not control the setting of third-party cookies and certain features of this Website rely on them.
Some elements of this Website (excluding ‘essential’ cookies) are blocked by default until you choose to accept cookies via the button on the cookie banner.
Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including ‘essential’ cookies) you may find this Website does not function as well as intended. In order to understand cookie settings, the following links may be helpful: