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Cookie Policy

Updated: 16/11/21

This pages outlines how we use technology such as cookies, unique identifiers and other device data on this website. It forms part of our privacy policy.

What are Cookies?

A "cookie" is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser.

A "web beacon" is similar to a cookie but takes the form of an invisible image file which provides limited information such as cookie number, time and date of URL request, and identifies which page was requested.

What We Use Cookies For

We or our third party advertising partners may use cookies, unique identifiers and other device data:

  • to understand how you use this website
  • to allow registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site.
  • to provide personalised advertising
  • to provide non-personalised advertising
  • to collect data in the advert serving process
  • to measure and analyse traffic
  • for the purposes of product development

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

In your interaction with this website, we and third parties place and read cookies on your browser. Below we outline which types of cookie we use and which type third parties use. Three types of cookies are used:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are essential to the operation of this website. Without them, parts of the website would not work properly. For example, cookies that enable you to stay logged in and submit comments.
  • Cookies policy / notice acceptance cookies: these cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on this website.
  • Functional cookies: we set these cookies to help personalise this website by remembering your preferences and settings.
  • Advertising cookies: third parties (advertising partners) set these cookies to provide both personalised and non-personalised advertising and collect information about your visit to this website, including the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address. We have set out more details on this below including how to opt out of personalised advertising.

About Advertising Cookies

Our advertising partners use cookies to serve advertising. If you disable these cookies, you will still be shown advertising but it may not be as relevant.

Each advertising technology provider sets its own individual cookies and it is possible to decide which of these cookies you accept and which you do not on a cookie-by-cookie basis. You can find a list of advertising technology providers here.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this website and is our primary provider of advertising. Google has its own cookies for both personalised and non-personalised advertising. Even if you opt out of ads personalisation, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your IP address, your browser type and your search terms. The advertising cookies are also used for reporting on advertising performance and to avoid showing ads that a user has already seen. You can find out more about how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services here:

This page provides details specifically about how Google uses cookies in advertising:

You can review and revoke your consent to Google's use of advertising cookies on Google's Ads Settings page here:

Managing Cookies

You can manage the cookies for this website at any time here. You should bear in mind that if you choose to disable cookies, certain sections of this website may not work properly.

Most up-to-date browsers also have built-in controls to block or limit the use of cookies, however many websites will not work properly or at all unless cookies are enabled. Browsers typically have the following options:

  • List and delete cookies individually
  • Block all cookies
  • Block third party cookies
  • Automatically delete all cookies when your browser closes

You will have noticed that many websites interupt your visit with a message notifying you that cookies are being used. Cookies provide essential functionality for many websites. So keep in mind that adjusting your cookie settings will affect the other websites you visit.

If you were to block all cookies, many websites would not work properly or at all. If you were to delete all cookies, any preferences and customisation would be lost across all websites you visit. Deleting all cookies also removes "opt-out" cookies - strictly necessary cookies that signal to websites that you wish to opt out of cookies in general. Hence by deleting all cookies, you would subsequently need to opt out from each website all over again to set the "opt-out" cookies again. Consequently we would advise against blocking or deleting all cookies.

If you do wish to change how your browser handles cookies, different browsers have different mechanisms by which cookies can be blocked, deleted or limited. The following links provide browser-specific help on managing cookies:

Where Can I Get More Information About Cookies?

For further information on cookies and privacy you may find the following resources useful:

If you want to contact us about cookies you may do so via our contact form.

Cookies Used on this Website

Cookie name Description
cookiesDirective This is the Cookies Policy cookie. It is a strictly necessary cookie which identifies if users have accepted the use of cookies on this website.
reddo This is a strictly necessary cookie which is required for form submission across this website.
Google Analytics Google Analytics cookies help to improve the user experience by tracking visitor behaviour across the website and measuring website performance. You can opt out here.
Google Advertising Google is our primary provider of advertising and has its own cookies for both personalised and non-personalised advertising. You can learn more about how Google uses information from sites that use their services here. If you want to revoke your consent to ad personalisation you can do so on Google's Ads Settings page here.