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Cookie Policy

Please read our Privacy & Cookie Policy to learn how and why we use cookies and tracking technologies on this website.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto a user’s hard drive when accessing certain websites. This technology is commonly used across a large majority of websites. Most of the cookies that we use on this website are necessary to enable you to move around the website and to use its features. The data stored by these cookies never displays personal details from which your individual identity can be determined.

Which cookies are used on this website and for what purpose?

Performance cookies – These cookies are used to inform the performance of, and improvements to, the website. They collect information about how visitors use the website. Performance cookies that we use on this website are:

  • Analytical Cookies: We use Google Analytics to record visitor numbers to the website and to understand how visitors navigate through the website, how much time is spent on each page, and so on. This information helps us to improve the way the website works. This browser data is anonymous and cannot be traced to individual users. To read Google’s own Privacy Policy please click here.

Third party cookies - These are cookies set by another website in order for tools provided by them to function.

  • Social media and Mapping: At times our website will contain snippets of content from external sources such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tripadvisor, or Google Maps. You can disable these cookies (see below), but it may cause the tools to cease to function.
  • Interaction Reporting: We use the DoubleClick cookie to report on anonymous user interaction with our advertising and to understand how this influences visitor engagement with our website.

Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – These cookies are used to collect information about your browsing habits on our website, to enable us to make our advertising relevant to you and your interests. We use Remarketing with Google Analytics which facilitates the serving of our advertisements on various other websites across the internet.

  • Third-party audience data: We use Google Analytics anonymous demographic and interest reporting to inform the enhancement of our website user experience and advertising.

Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ads Settings.

What’s new about this?

We haven’t made any changes to the cookies that we use, just the way we notify you of their use. As part of new EU and UK legislation, known as the ‘Cookie Law’, we want to ensure that you understand and accept the use of cookies on this website.

What if I don’t want cookies used during my visit?

As most of the cookies used on this website are necessary to the correct functioning of the website, we recommend that you allow cookies to be used. If you would prefer to block cookies however, you can do this through your browser settings. For more information on how to do this, you can visit AboutCookies.org.

To disallow anonymous Google Analytics data to be collected about your visits to websites, go to the Google Analytics Opt-out.

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