Cookies are broadly grouped into four categories.
These are used to provide us with the service you have requested. An example would be a cookie used to enable you to log into your account on the website or which allows communication between your browser and the website. Our cookie preference cookie which is described in the final section where we explain how you can reject or opt out of receiving cookies, is also an essential cookie. You may not be able to use our website without these cookies.
We use these to help us understand how users engage with our website. For example, counting the number of different people coming to our website or using a particular feature rather than the total number of times the site or feature is used. If we didn’t use this cookie we would count you as three different users which makes it difficult for us to monitor and improve our website.
Internet based advertising
You will have noticed when you visit websites that relevant adverts may appear. At present we don not have this type of advertising on our site, however this may change. The money made by website owners allowing third party adverts on their websites will often pay for the running costs and would therefore usually allows you to use the website without having to pay a registration or usage fee. To try to ensure the adverts are relevant cookies are used to collect information about the types of things that interest you. This would not increase the amount of adverts that appear but improve relevance.
Rejecting or opting out of receiving cookies.
We have no control over third party cookies stored on your machine from our website and where this is the case you need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to manage cookies from them.