Cookies in use on this site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Delete Cookies

You can delete all your cookies, but functionality on our websites may be reduced.

Click here to delete

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your language preferences
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Tailoring content to your needs
  • There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

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.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

Cookies used on our site

CookieTypeDurationDescription
__utmaVisitor Statistics Cookie2 YearsThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics
__utmbVisitor Statistics Cookie24hrThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics
__utmcVisitor Statistics CookieSessionThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics
__utmzVisitor Statistics Cookie6 MonthsThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics
_gaVisitor Statistics Cookie24 monthThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics
_icl_current_languageWebsite Function CookieSessionIt stores a language value for our website..
optimizelyBucketsSite Improvement Cookies1 DaySet by the Optimizely website optimisation plaftform for A/B performance testing.
optimizelyPendingLogEventsSite Improvement Cookie1 DayCookie set by the Optimizely website optimisation plaftform.
optimizelySegmentsSite Improvement Cookies10 YearsThis cookie is set by the Optimizely website optimisation plaftform. It holds audience segmentation information for a visitor.