Cookie Policy

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1 Cookie Policy

We use ‘cookies’ to monitor how people use our site and to control or restrict access to our members area. This helps us to understand how our users behave on our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout and function of the sites.

2 What is a cookie?

A cookie is a string of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive through your browser, to recognise your browser and which records how you have used a website. Cookies will contain certain information about the user.

3 How we use cookies

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use our website, including details of the site where the visitor has come from and the total number of times a visitor has been to our website.   We use the information collected to improve our website and enhance the experience for our visitors. These cookies are prefixed with _ga(t) or _utm. The lifetime of these cookies is from 10 minutes to 30 days.

4 Turning Off Cookies in Different Browsers

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

Should require further information about cookies, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.