What is a web cookie?

A cookie is a small file which is stored on your computer when you visit any website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things e.g. counting the number of people visiting a website.

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

Are cookies dangerous?

No cookies are not dangerous, they are just small pieces of text. Most websites use cookies. They are not computer programs, and they can't be executed as code.

Why am I being shown this?

Since 26th May 2012, EU law now requires that we tell you what cookies are and their purpose and how you can opt out of having them.

Which cookies do we use?

  • One to track analytics of how many people visit our website. This is really essential information to us.

How can you control your cookies?

Visitors/web users to any websites are asked to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their browsers by looking at their browser's (Internet Explorer/Safari/Firefox/Google Chrome) privacy settings. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can use your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox) to:

  • delete all cookies
  • block all cookies
  • allow all cookies
  • block third party cookies
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser
  • open a 'private browsing' session

Links to other websites

Our website may contain 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 their website. You should look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.