Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. When someone visits our website we collect information in order to monitor our website usage and efficiency.
- Recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time)
- Obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet
- Collect information about how visitors use our website, for example which pages are visited most and if any error messages are received when certain pages are visited
- Your IP address
- Your browser
- Other internet log information
(these will not usually identify you personally.)
In certain circumstances, we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it, e.g. by completing our online forms.
OPTION 1 (BROWSER SETTINGS):
OPTION 2 (NOTIFICATION ON HOME PAGE)
DESCRIPTION OF COOKIES
As mentioned above, all of the above cookies are used for performance purposes. They collect information about how visitors use our website, for example which pages are visited most and if any error messages are received when certain pages are visited. This helps us improve how our website works. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies visitors to our website.
HOW TO TURN OFF COOKIES
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.