When you view this website we may store some information in the form of a “cookie” on your computer or other mobile or hand held device such as a smart phone.
We are giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation and to make sure we are honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies do lots of different jobs such as, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
Please note that cookies cannot harm your computer. We do not store personally identifiable information but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of this website, for example they help us to identify and resolve errors.
What cookies do we use?
We use both Session cookies and Persistent cookies.
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences.
There are several categories of cookies. The following categories are used in this website:
Strictly Necessary Cookies:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Use of analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, to help collect anonymous usage information about how visitors use the website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
What if I do not want to accept cookies?
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website you should do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use, on each device you use to access the Internet.
Please be aware that if you restrict or block the cookies we cannot guarantee that this website and your experience whilst visiting this website is as we intended it to be, you may not be able to fully experience some of this websites features and you may not be able to access any secure portals which require login details.
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