Privacy and cookies

We’re committed to ensuring your privacy’s protected. If we ask you to provide identifiable information it will only be used in accordance with this privacy and cookies statement.

What information do we collect?

We collect information about you when you register or contact us. We only keep the information if you tick the box requesting us to keep you updated.

What will the data be used for?

We’ll only use your details to help us process your requested information.

We’ll send you emails, keeping you informed about partnership programmes. If you don’t wish to receive email newsletters and information from us, simply unsubscribe from the email at any time by sending an email reply with the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or follow the information at the foot of the email. Information on page views, how you found the site and the browser you used is collected on all users for marketing purposes only. We won’t collect personal information at any time.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. They’re widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to site owners, such as which pages you find useful or not. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits. A cookie doesn’t give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

How we use cookies

Cookies are used only as an identification number for repeated site view statistics. This doesn’t breach your personal security and you may turn your cookies off if you don’t wish us to gather this information from you.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie

Name

Purpose

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Browser Session

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is automatically set when you land on the website. It enables functionality between pages and is essential for parts of the site to operate (for example, the Login or Shopping Cart function cannot work without it).

It is held temporarily and is deleted when you close your web browser. It does not contain personally identifiable information and is anonymous.

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Google Analytics

  • __utma – it ascertains the number of times a visitor has been to web site. It expires after 2 years.
  • _utmb - it detects when a unique user session. It expires after 30 minutes.
  • _utmc – it determines when to create a new session for a website visitor. It’s a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.
  • _utmz – it tracks how you found us and calculates traffic & navigation within the website. It expires after 6 months.

These cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to count the number of visitors, which pages they visited and where they have come from, so we can improve the way our website works.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. We report on this activity in aggregate, and use this information solely for the purposes of monitoring and improving our website.

More details on the cookies set by Google Analytics: Google Code

 

An overview of Google’s Privacy Policy

To opt out of Google Analytics, use their Opt Out Tool

Twitter

  • guest_id
  • original_referer
  • _twitter_sess
  • K

This site uses this social plugin to make following our Twitter accounts easy and to display the latest tweets.The code provided by Twitter to include Twitter plugin functionality by default sets a mix of third party persistent and session cookies.

Uses the plugin on the basis that Twitter adheres to its Privacy Policy

 

Addthis.com

  • Uid
  • Uvc
  • Uit
  • Psc

Addthis.com provides links to Social networking sites.

 

It creates third party persistent cookies which addthis.com use to anonymously understand how site visitors interact with its technology e.g. visits; general internal and customer analytics; research to improve products and services.

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How to manage your cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser by a website and stored in the cookies directory of your device. To check and update your cookies settings, you’ll need to know what browser you’re using and what version you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as if you’re going to use the internet) and clicking on ‘Help’ then ‘About’.

To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to All About Cookies and select the browser and version you’re using. You’ll also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer.

If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you’ve used these links to leave this site, you should note that we don’t have any control over other websites. Therefore, we can’t be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Consent

We won’t disclose your data to any other organisation without your explicit consent. By using this website, you consent to the information you give us being processed for any of the purposes we’ve explained above, except where we’ve received your ‘unsubscribe’ email.

Customer feedback

If you have any comments, queries or complaints relating to our privacy and cookies statement or any general comments, please contact us.

For details on your privacy rights visit the Data Protection website for the latest on Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations.

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