What are cookies?

A 'cookie' is a small text file that is delivered by our website server onto your computer whilst you visit our website, which can be used at a later time by the website to identify particular devices and thereby remember your website preferences and log in details.

Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you and instead will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.

How we collect cookies

We collect your data automatically via cookies when you visit our website, in line with cookie settings in your browser and your customised cookie settings. We also will collect data from you when you contact us via the website.

We use cookies to track your activity to help ensure you get the smoothest possible experience when visiting our website.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual.

These are the cookies we collect

Essential Cookies

These are essential for enabling user movement around our website and providing access to features such as your profile and purchases, member only resources, and other secure areas of the website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember when you have been on the internet. This category of cookies enable core functionality of our website and can only be disabled by changing your browser settings, however this may affect how the website functions.

Non-essential Cookies

The ϲʹ website, uses optional analytical and marketing cookies to improve your experience when visiting our website. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool, we will set a cookie to remember your preferences. Our website contains some-third party cookies.

A list of all cookies including non-essential cookies our website uses can be found here. 

Can a user block cookies?

You can switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to prevent it from accepting cookies (Learn how ). Doing so is likely to limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about

How to enable / disable cookies using your browser

You can find more information on the drop down on how to disable cookies using your browser.

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at:

How to enable / disable cookies using your browser

Google Chrome

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
  • Click 'Show advanced settings'
  • In the "Privacy" section, click the 'Content settings' button
  • To enable cookies in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Allow local data to be set', this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
  • To disable cookies, in the "Cookies" section, pick 'Block sites from setting any data'
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
  • In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to 'Medium' or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft:

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select 'Options'
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check 'Accept cookies for sites'
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck 'Accept cookies for sites'
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:

Opera

  • Click on 'Setting' at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
  • Select 'Quick Preferences'
  • To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies"
  • To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies"
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera SoRACware:

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Safari on OSX

  • Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security'
  • To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
  • To disable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Never'
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:

 

  • All other browsers
  • Please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

Changes to our Cookie Notice

The changes we make to our ‘Cookie Notice’ will be posted on this page.

This ‘Cookie Notice’ was last updated on 23/10/2020.