Cookies

 
 

About Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

 

Cookies we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Cookie Consent: we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally. When you first visit our website, you can accept or decline the use of cookies. You can change your mind any time by navigating to the cookie banner to the bottom of your browser screen. You can opt in or opt out of these cookies. 

Site Functionality Cookies: these cookies allow you to navigate the site and use our features such as image slideshows.

Site Analytics Cookies: these cookies allow us to measure and analyse how our customers use the site, to improve both its functionality and your online experience.

Personalisation Cookies: we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you, like your location or preferred pages.

Security Cookies: we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.

By using our site, you agree to us placing these sorts of cookies on your device and accessing them when you visit the site in the future. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, the “help” section in your browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Further information about cookies can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/.

 

Service provider Cookies

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

We use Squarespace to host our website. This service uses cookies for help the website run effectively and provide the best experience for you. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://www.squarespace.com/privacy.

 

Managing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block or delete cookies, or disable future cookies, your user experience may be affected and you might not be able to take advantage of certain functions of our site – and the complete user experience that we would like you to have. You will not be able to use all the features on our website.

 

Amendments

Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Policy, Cookie Notice and the Terms of Use will change also. We may email you with any significant changes to our notices and conditions, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.