Cookie Policy

About cookies and web storage:

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored on your computer/device by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Web storage, is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored on your computer/device by the browser. Web storage supports persistent data storage, similar to cookies but with a greatly enhanced capacity and is more secure.

Cookies and web storage that we use:

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(i) Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose is: sessionid)

(ii) Status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website (cookies used for this purpose is: sessionid)

(iii) Security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally (cookies used for this purpose is: csrftoken)

(iv) Analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (cookies used for this purpose are: style and piwik visitor)

(v) Cookie consent – we use web storage to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (web storage used for this purpose is: cookiecheck).

Cookies used by our service providers:

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

– We use Twitter to supply your twitter feed. This service uses cookies to allow the Twitter module to function correctly. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies The relevant cookies are: guest id and k

– We use YouTube to embed YouTube videos. This service uses cookies for YouTube embedded videos to run correctly. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

Managing cookies:

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/ (Safari); and

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.