What Are Cookies?
- Track your browsing habits of our websites.
- Store information on choices that have been made whilst using the website when navigating from page to page.
Cookies DO NOT
- Pose a threat of viruses and cannot install malware on your computer.
- Do not collect personally indentifiable information e.g name and address would never be stored in a cookie.
Which Cookies are we using?
1st Party Cookies
Performance and functional cookies are used on our websites. Performance cookies track site usage; none of which can be traced back to an individual user. Functional cookies are required for the site to work and allow user selections to be remembered when visiting different pages.
What happens if I block 1st Party Cookies?
It is very hard to login anywhere.
3rd Party Cookies
We use Google Analytics (a popular web analytics service provided by Google) on our website to help us analyse how the site is being used, count page visits and monitor traffic. The information is used for internal analysis of the progress of our website, which eventually benefits the user. No personal information can be gained from the use of third party cookies. For more information about the cookies Google Analytics uses please click here.
What happens if I block 3rd Party Cookies?
There are no adverse effects to surfing, however it does affect tracking systems. When people block / delete cookies all visits will still be recorded, but a person who has deleted the cookies will not be recognised as the same (returning) visitor.
When cookies are in place and not blocked or deleted total visitor counts will remain comparatively low. If a person constantly deletes cookies they will be counted as a new “unique” visitor with every subsequent visit.