Privacy and Website Cookies

A cookie is a text file containing information that can be remembered by a web browser between pages. When an individual uses a web browser to access the internet their browser can create cookies which are stored on the user’s computer. Cookies are not programs and therefore cannot contain viruses or other malicious software. They are purely a string of text and numbers.

The law states that cookies can be stored on your machine if they are essential to the operation of a website but that for all other purposes your permission is needed to store cookies.

This website does use some non-essential cookies. We do not track individual users or identify them but we use cookies to gain knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it.

Like many other websites we use Google Analytics to help us analyse how visitors use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us which pages are being seen and how often.

Google Analytics is a system used by many websites to record information about who visits a website. Google set five different cookies with expiry dates ranging from one day to two years. These cookies are used mainly to differentiate between first time visitors to a website and repeat visitors. They do not contain any personally identifiable information. You can find out more about how Google use cookies at http://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/

Depending on which web browser you use it is possible to control how cookies are used, or to delete existing cookies from your computer. You can find instructions on how to control the use of cookies, or delete cookies from your computer at http://www.aboutcookies.org

By continuing to use our website we assume your agreement with our use of cookies in this way.

Privacy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use any information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and subsequent revisions thereof).

We may collect information about you in a contact form to be able to respond to your requests and will only use your email address for this purpose.

We do not store this information or use your particulars for any marketing purposes.

We will not pass any of your particulars to a third party without your consent.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including the IP address of the device you use) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.