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Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device, usually your computer or mobile phone, to help us provide you with a better service. Information collected through our use of cookies does not identify you as an individual and is not linked to any personal information which we may hold about you. We store this information on our own computer network. Once you accept or hide our cookie message it will disappear from your browser.. Generally, we use the following types of cookies:

Temporary 'session' cookies
To assist you to navigate through the website and to enhance your user experience. These cookies are temporary and disappear when you close your browser.

Permanent 'persistent' cookies
To help us recognise if you are a unique visitor when you visit the website. We use persistent cookies to track where our website visitors came from, what search engine they used, what link they clicked on, and their location when they accessed the website. We also use persistent cookies to allow us to tailor content to avoid showing you the same messages, again and again.

Analytical cookies
We use Google Analytics cookies to identify unique visitors, define user sessions, and track traffic sources and navigation. These cookies are a combination of session and persistent cookies. Google Analytics uses only first party cookies, meaning the cookies send collected information only to servers we use, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any service on another domain. We use the cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand user behaviour across the website, and to help us improve our business. Information collected in this way does not personally identify you. These cookies help us to understand who has viewed which webpages on the website, and how often. They allow us to monitor overall usage of the website, and to determine the most popular areas of the website. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here>>

Disabling cookies
Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to block the downloading of cookies to your computer. Some features on the website will only work if cookies are enabled, so blocking cookies may result in the website not working properly or in certain features not being available to you. You can find out more about how to delete existing cookies on your computer and how to disable cookies here>>

Functional cookies
These control goal tracking in Google Analytics so we can see how many users visit certain sections of the website and they also enable us to track online enquiry form submissions. Our functional cookies also control the cookie message that appears as a banner at the top of our website.

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable a user to log in to secure areas of our website and to make payments via the online payment service.

Web analytics cookies
We use various third parties and Google Analytics to review traffic sources, user journeys, time spent on the website and your geographical information. You can choose to opt out of cookie collection at any time by clicking on the banner at the top of the website.

Session cookies
These are used to identify the internet browser of a user to ensure they are using the most up to date version for the website to perform and load correctly.

Targeting and advertising cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, and the advertising displayed on it, more relevant to your interests.

Please note that Google and other third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical performance, usage or targeting cookies and you can control these via your browser. If you wish to consult third parties regarding their cookie policies you should contact them directly.

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