Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.
There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site, this is explained here Cookies we use.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
We are 4 types of cookies which operate on our website:
Here are some examples of the main cookies on our site, what they do and how you can alter your settings to stop cookies.
PHPSESSID, GuestID, uid, acceptCookies
These cookies are essentials and customisers. They allow you to navigate our site, log-in, display the correct page for the device you are using, verify your details when you make an shorter links.
To opt out of these cookies you will need to change the settings on your browser Cookie preferences. If you choose to block these cookies our website may not work as it should and any preferences you have may be lost.
This is an advertiser cookie and a performance improver cookie. It allows us to place advertising content onto Facebook which is relevant to you based on the information which your web browsing patterns allow Facebook to infer. This information is never connected to your profile and it is always anonymous.
You can read more and change your preferences on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
You can control and opt-out of Facebook adverts and other third party cookies here: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
This is an advertiser cookie which we use to help us to track the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. It enables Google to serve our adverts on other sites based on your browsing history on our page and engagement with our adverts.
You can change your preferences about the adverts you see on Google by clicking here: www.google.com/settings/ads
You can control and opt-out of Google adverts and other third party cookies here: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
Google Dynamic Remarketing
This is an advertiser cookie and a performance improver cookie. It allows us to serve relevant advertising content to users that have previously visited our website. The data which is collected is anonymous.
You can read more and change your preferences here:http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html
You can control and opt-out of Google adverts and other third party cookies here:http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
We also use social media buttons on our site which allow you to share content and interact with your social network on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These social media platforms may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control the settings of these cookies so we suggest you check the social media website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.
For further information please refer to:https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.
We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.