Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. It started as an EU Directive that was adopted by all EU countries in May 2011. Each country then updated its own laws to comply. In the UK this meant an update to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

What is a Cookie?

“Cookies” are tiny, harmless text files sent to your computer or mobile when you visit a website. Most websites use cookies, and in our case we use them to understand where visitors are coming from and how they use our website in order for us to constantly improve the website experience. We don’t use cookies to track individuals or store sensitive information such as your name or address. We may use a number of different cookies on this site including session and other third party cookies.

How we use cookies on this site

Session cookies are designed to assist the user experience on our site. These cookies expire when the users browser is closed and are non invasive. We may use persistent cookies on this site. A persistent cookie enables us to track specific information and is generally for record keeping purposes. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies via your browser’s ‘clear cookies’ function. See your browser’s Help files if you would like further information with relation to blocking cookies in your web browser.

In most cases, we will drop cookies as soon as you visit our site. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, in which case, you won’t receive any of the cookies.

Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics on this website so that we gauge how many users have visited the website and which pages they have viewed. The analytics company drops cookies via our website and collects non-personally identifiable information about your visit to the website. This helps us get a better understanding of how the website is used so that we can help improve the design and functionality of the website over time.

Third Party Cookies

Third party functionality (such as calendars, WordPress plugins, Google and social media feeds) that feature on this website may also use cookies to ensure their features and processes work properly. Please note we are not responsible for cookie usage on these websites and features. By agreeing to the terms of this cookie policy, you consent to all third party cookies being dropped onto your computer.

What to do if you do not consent to us using cookies?

If you do not consent to us using cookies you can restrict or delete them from your browser. Please note if cookies are disabled the online browsing experience may be limited.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 8 July 2018.