The aim of this site is to be interesting, helpful and informative. We’re keen to find out what you do and don’t like and your feedback plays a key role in helping us to improve your user experience. We use many techniques to follow your use of the site and provide you with a customised experience, the primary of which being through the use of ‘cookies’.
Cookies are small data files that websites use to collect basic information about you and your use of that website. This information is then used in turn to optimise the website and your user experience.
Some cookies enable sites to work, while others help you to learn about what people are browsing for on your site.
For example, a cookie can remember the items that you have placed into a shopping basket, or it can ensure you get the offer you requested. These are known as ‘session’ cookies, which expire as soon as you leave the site.
Other cookies can tell someone if you come back more than once to their website. These are ‘persistent cookies’, which typically expire 3 years after your last visit unless you delete them from your device earlier.
a) Strictly necessary / essential – These cookies enable you to get the information or service you’ve asked for. They’re essential – without them, some services may not work.
b) Targeting or marketing cookies – These cookies collect information about your browsing habits which are then used to supply you with targeted and personalised online advertising and marketing. They remember if you have visited a website and share this information with advertisers. They enable us to ensure that the content we provide on our site, is aligned to your browsing habits.
c) Functional cookies – These cookies remember choices you’ve made to personalise the site. They may remember where you are so you can get tailored information, or remember changes you have made to help you browse, such as increasing the text size.
For example If you ask for services based on your location, we sometimes store a cookie so that next time you visit, you won’t have to tell us again.
d) Performance / analytical cookies – These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, where you go most often and whether you see error messages. The information is only used to ensure our website works well. For example We gather information to diagnose problems and issues. We then use it to make improvements and fix errors.
A specific list of cookies we use on this site can be found below.
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Analytics and customization cookies:
If cookies are disabled on your device you will still be able to use most of this site. However, it may limit what you can do.
How you manage your cookies depends on your browser. If you would like to know more about cookies you can visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies which explains in detail how they can work and can be managed.