Last updated: May 2018
We also use your IP address to determine whether you are accessing the services from the UK, to monitor the number of visits from different countries and also to block disruptive use.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the website to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
How you consent to us placing cookies
If you do not click or select the “I Agree” button that appears in the pop-up then we will not place cookies on your device.
Cookies we use
Google Analytics (used to collect information about how visitors use our site) –
How long is Cookie information stored?
Different cookies may be stored for different periods of time. In many cases, these cookies are updated automatically each time you visit our site or may expire and be deleted by your computer automatically. Each time you visit our site you start a new “session”. When you leave our site the session ends. The expiry period of a cookie will usually run from the date of the most recent session. This means that each time you visit our site, the expiry period for those cookies may reset.
It is important to understand that when a cookie is placed on your computer it will reside on your hard drive until it expires and is deleted or it may reside on your hard drive until you manually delete it – this entirely depends on your individual browser settings and we do not have control over this.
Please remember that you can delete or change the way in which you store cookies on your computer at any time.
More about Privacy
The Data Protection Officer
GDPR Statement of Accountability