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Privacy and Cookies

Important Update

The new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will take effect on the 25th of May 2018.
We are undergoing the process of updating our current policies and practices to ensure compliance with the GDPR standards.

Cookies

Information about our use of cookies
Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies - They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies - These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in below:


Functionality Cookie (This cookie enables us to)
  • Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests
  • Recognise you when you return to our site.
  • Remember your preferences such as choice of language.
  • Allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits. If you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

Strictly Necessary Cookie (This cookie is essential for)
  • General operation of our website.
  • Speeding up your searches.

Analytical/ Performance Cookie (This cookies enables us to)
  • Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • Analyse the data provided to improve the functionality of our website.


For further information about cookies and the purposes for which they are used more information can be found at https://www.cookielaw.org/media/1096/icc_uk_cookiesguide_revnov.pdf

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.


Google Analytics

To analyse how people navigate on our site, we use the tool Google Analytics. This tool uses cookies to record users' IP address, and provide information on the use of the site.