Privacy & Cookies
Keeping your data secure
We will keep your personal information confidential and not pass it on to any third party. To comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, we adhere to strict security procedures and have taken all appropriate measures to ensure that no unauthorised disclosures of your details are made without your permission and unauthorised access to it is prevented
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The cookies we use, and the reasons for them are listed below:
Google Analytics (& Bing Analytics) Google sets these performance cookies, which These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. Google stores the information collected on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Googleâs behalf. Google state that they will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them.
Your Choices and Preferences
We sometimes use âpop upâ messages (like the one that tells you about the cookies on this site) to make sure our visitors are aware of important information. If you choose to acknowledge the message, the pop up will no longer appear when you visit the site. These kinds of messages include a cookie that âremembersâ you have already acknowledged the message when you visit. As part of our ongoing work to make our website accessible to all our visitors we have implemented a feature which allows you to select the text size that you would like to view the site in. In order to remember your choice so that we can setup the site each time you return, we store your choice in a simple cookie. No personal information is stored at all – it just remembers your choice of text size.
How to disable cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can go to Tools and Internet Options, where there is the option to change your settings to disable cookies. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if the cookies are disabled. You also have the ability to delete cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. To do this you should search for âcookiesâ in your âHelpâ function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We sometimes embed videos from YouTube using YouTubeâs privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTubeâs embedding videos information page