A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. If you agree to have cookies stored on your computer, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
This policy explains how cookies are used on our website and how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Below is a list of cookies used on this website:
CP5XKN6QLDFWUC (First Party Cookie) – A small amount of text stored in the user’s computer that is created by the website the user is visiting. By default, first-party cookies are allowed in every Web browser. If you were to disable first-party cookies, a website could not keep track of your activity as you move from page to page.
PHPSESSID – To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission. When an enquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their enquiry. No personal information is stored in this cookie.
viewed_cookie_policy – The viewed_cookie_policy cookie is set to “yes” when the Cookie law info bar has been viewed and accepted.
wp-settings-2 & wp-settings-time-2 – These cookies have no impact on your user experience, and store no personal information. These cookies are automatically added by the software that runs this website, but we do not use them in any way.
We take your privacy very seriously and comply with the UK and EU law on handling cookies and provide (you) the user with means to remove such cookies or prevent your computer from accepting them in the future.
Blocking and removing cookies
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.
Below are instructions on removing cookies for all major web and mobile browsers so that you can find out about how to manage your cookies.
- Internet Explorer : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
- Firefox : http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
- Google Chrome : http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- Opera : http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
- Safari : http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467
- Safari iOS : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
- Android : http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
- Blackberry : Turn off cookies in the browser
- Windows Phone : Changing privacy and other browser settings
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