Cookies enable us to improve our site as they distinguish you from other users of the site, providing analytics about how visitors use the website. These cookies enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the site and to record how visitors navigate the site.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer or mobile device when you access some websites. Cookies enable a website to recognise your device and help your browser navigate the site by allowing you to log in automatically and remember any settings you choose during previous visits.
Cookies do not harm your computer.
Can you block cookies?
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but these can be blocked. This can be done by changing the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Bear in mind though that if you change your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
How to check browser settings for cookies
To check which browser you use:
PC - go to 'Help' and select the 'About' option
Mac - click on the Apple menu within the browser and select the 'About' option
Then follow the instructions below to check if you have cookies enabled on your computer:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6,7, 8 and 9
Go to 'Tools' at the top of your browser window then select 'Internet options' and click on the 'Privacy' tab
Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below to enable cookies
Go to 'Tools' and select ‘Options’
Click the ‘Privacy’ icon
Click on ‘Cookies’ and choose 'Allow sites to set cookies'
Go to 'Tools' and select ‘Options’
Click 'Under the Hood' and select the 'Content settings' button within the 'Privacy' section
Choose 'Allow local data to be set'
Safari on OSX
Click 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
Click 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
Click on 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' and select 'Preferences'
Find ‘Cookies’ under 'Privacy & Security'
Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'
Microsoft Internet Explorer on OSX
Click 'Explorer' and select 'Preferences'
Find 'Cookies' under ‘Receiving Files’
Select 'Never Ask'
Click 'Menu' and select 'Settings'
Select 'Preferences' and then 'Advanced'
Select 'Accept cookies'
Which cookies do we use on our site?
The following cookies are used on our site:
|Cookie type||Purpose of cookie|
|Google Analytics cookies||These cookies enable Google Analytics software which enables us to take and analyse visitor information to help us improve our website and your visitor experience.|
The data stored by these cookies does not show personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
|Site administration||These cookies enable the website to function and remember any details from previous visits.|
|AdInsight Clarity||AdInsight Clarity offers phone tracking. It's a bit like Google Analytics for phone numbers.|
|Advertising cookies||We use carefully selected 3rd parties to deliver advertising across a variety of other websites. Their cookies enable us to keep track of what might be of interest to you.|
|Remarketing cookies||You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called ‘remarketing cookie’ during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers, etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don't worry, we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at any time as explained above.|
|Affiliate cookies||We have a number of partners who promote our services on a success-only basis (i.e. instead of paying for advertising, we pay them commissions on visitors). Cookies are required to allow us to reward these partners and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising or recommending our services are able to identify you personally.|
|Site Improvement Cookies||We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.|
Where can I find out more information about cookies?
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org – please note that this is an external website.