Last updated: 20 January 2015
What is a cookie?
Cookies are tiny pieces of data that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. They contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and which is sent back to us when you view subsequent pages.
What do you do with them?
We use them to tell you apart from other users of our website – this allows us to give you a good experience when you use our website and helps us improve the website.
They are also used to track your activity (anonymously) by Google Analytics.
If you are referred to the site by an affiliate they will also track this. Cookies don’t harm your computer.
What if I don’t like the sound of cookies?
You can turn them off however this may severely affect the functionality of the product and service which we provide.
You should know, if you do turn your cookies off, some parts of our website might not work properly (but you can always turn them back on again).
Detailed information about our cookies
We use the following types of cookie:
- Strictly necessary cookies – these are needed to make our website work
- Analytical or performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of people that visit our site. They also allow us to see how people move around the site when they are using it. We use this information to make the website better and easier to use.
- Functionality cookies – these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you and remember things like your choice of language or location. Also Google Analytics and affiliates as above
- Tracking cookies
Other people’s cookies
Other people (like advertisers and people who monitor website use and linked social media or other sites such as YouTube and Facebook) may also use our cookies. We don’t have control over these people or what they do with our cookies but they won’t contain any of your personal information. Please ensure that you read any third party terms carefully.