Cookie Policy


What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your device when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

Our use of cookies

When someone visits our website, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.

We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We shall not associate any data gathered from our sites with any personally identifiable information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our websites we shall be upfront about his. We shall make it clear when we collect personal information and shall explain what we intent to do with it.

Types of Cookie

Session cookies—these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this.

Persistent cookies—these are stored on your computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider can remember your preferences the next time you use it.

Cookies can be set by the website you have browsed, i.e. the website displayed in the uniform resource locator (URL) window. These are called first party cookies. Third party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are browsing. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you would prefer. Some personalised services on our website may not be available if you choose to disable cookies.


If you continue to use our website we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website. However, if you would prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do so at any time—see below ‘Controlling our use of cookies’.

Controlling our use of cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your internet browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser.

Alternatively, you can visit which provides directions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.

If you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.

The cookies we use belong to Google Analytics, for more information on Google’s management of Cookies, please see here.


If you have any queries or concerns relating to the above policy, please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer, Paul Richardson on 01723 351351.