What are Cookies?

Cookies are simple text files which typically contain two pieces of information: a website name and a unique user ID.  When first visiting our website, you will be presented with a variety of options that allow you to customise some of the information which can be collected by the site by either allowing or blocking different types of Cookies (e.g. functional, statistical, experience or marketing cookies) which are explained below.

1) ‘Functional’ cookies are necessary for the correct operation of the website (e.g. navigation, page access) and therefore are not optional;

2) ‘Statistical‘ cookies help us to improve how the site functions by telling us how the website is being used (e.g. what is or isn’t popular) so we can adapt accordingly;

3) ‘Experience‘ cookies (whilst optional) allows various functionality built into the site to operate;

4) ‘Marketing‘ cookies are not routinely used by us but where enabled, can collect information to better understand your interests and help to provide you with tailored content;

Should you return to our website in future, your device will check to see if it holds a cookie that refers to our site and if so, sends this information to let it know who you are.

Third-party Cookies: We may occasionally make use of externally-hosted video clips (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo) across the website which may create cookies that are not within our control.  Please be aware that by clicking play, users are accepting the cookie policy of the hosting platform.


Changing your preferences

You can change your cookie preferences at any time.  If you wish to do this, find and click the small blue ‘cookie’ triangle on the bottom-left of the page to find and manage your settings accordingly.