Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies can be used to make a user’s experience more efficient. They also allow us to monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the website for you. The information collected by these cookies is in aggregate form and will not involve individual names or identifying information. We have set out below the details of the cookies used on our website.

How we use cookies

We use ‘analytical’ cookies, such as Google Analytics, to analyse how visitors use this website.

Each time you re-open your browser and visit out site, a pop-up will appear at the top of the screen to explain that this website uses cookies. You will be given the opportunity to consent to the use of cookies by clicking the button marked ‘continue’. If you click ‘continue’ or continue to use our website without clicking ‘continue’, we will understand that you have consented to the use of cookies. If you wish to disable cookies, we have set out details of how to disable cookies at the end of this cookies policy.

Details of the cookies used on our site

The analytical cookies we use track information about how visitors interact with this website in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visit. We use this information to help us improve our website.

To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookie description – further information

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We use these cookies to track whether you have consented to the use of cookies.These cookies are session cookies and so are deleted when your browser closes.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.Please see Google’s Privacy Policy for more information: Privacy Policy and Overview
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These cookies are used by Google+ on our website to make it easier to connect with us or share content via Google+.
Facebook
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These cookies are used by Facebook on our website to make it easier to connect with us or share content via Facebook.You may also wish to read Facebook’s Privacy Policy
LinkedIn
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These cookies are used by LinkedIn on our website, to make it easier to connect with us or share content via LinkedIn.You may also wish to read LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy
FeedburnerThis cookie allows you to subscribe for email updates when blogs are posted on our website.
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These cookies are used by Twitter on our website to make it easier to connect with us or share content via Twitter.To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Links to third party websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites. We have no control over how cookies are used on such websites and recommend that you review the policies of such websites separately.

Changes to this cookies policy

We may update or amend this cookies policy from time to time. If we do we will indicate any such amendments and the date of such amendments on this cookies policy.

How to disable cookies

You can configure your web browser to refuse cookies, or to be informed if a cookie is set. You can also delete cookies by identifying and deleting the relevant file on your device. You can find out how to do this by clicking “help” on your browser menu.