Hi. Welcome to the part of our website that tells you about cookies and how we use them.
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
This depends on the cookie. Some are allocated to your device only for the duration of your visit to a website. They are called session based cookies and automatically expire when you close down your browser. Others, known as persistent cookies, can remain on your device for a period of time.
When you access our website, we want to make things as easy and straightforward for you. We therefore use:
- functionality cookies: these allow our website to remember choices you make (such as any user name and password) and any changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise; and performance cookies: these collect information about how you and others use our website, e.g. which pages are most visited, if error messages come up and how effective our online promotions are. They are only used to help us improve how our website works and to ensure ease and speed of use.
- All the information collected is anonymous and does not in any way impact on your privacy; in particular, they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
We do not use any cookies to target you with adverts.
The following are our own cookies; they are controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our website. They are all session based and therefore all automatically expire when you close down your browser:
|ci_session||Unique identifier for the users session|
|TextSize||Setting the text size|
|TextType||Setting the graphic version|
|ASPSESSIONIDQABRARAD||Unique identifier for the users session|
|fueldid||Unique identifier for the users session|
|PHPSESSID||Unique identifier for the users session|
|Tracks what is being shared and by whom||Share This privacy|
Useful information about cookies can be found at:
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising
industry which can be found at:
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: