What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer (or smartphone or other device used to access the internet) whenever you visit a website.
This website also uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tool that allows the behaviour of users on a website to be analysed, to help a website owner to provide the best user experience. Google Analytics generates cookies that identify whether you’ve visited the website before, which pages you visit etc. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only and the data never shows any confidential information. The data itself is only visible to the website owner, the website provider and the relevant team at Google.
If this website includes functionality to interact with social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Disqus, Tumblr or uses Share This or Add This services that allow interaction with a wide range of third party social media websites, you should be aware that those sites may set cookies while you’re using this website.
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If this website includes video content from You Tube you should be aware that those sites may set cookies while you’re using this website. For more details please consult the privacy policies of the services in question.
A cookie cannot retrieve any further data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses to your computer, or capture your e-mail address or any other personal information. Each cookie is unique to your web browser.
You can restrict or block the cookies used by the website through your browser settings but this will impact your user experience. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. You should be aware, however, that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the websties you visit.
Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which provides directions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.