What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files/data that are saved on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the Internet.
Why are cookies essential to our websites?
Cookies save information about you to customise the content of the website to make a visitors’ experience more tailored. Without cookies enabled we can’t guarantee that the website and your experience of it are as we intended it to be.
Types of cookies
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type:
These are mainly used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online. These cookies expire when the browser is closed
These remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. They remember your login details and password so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. The law concerning permanent cookies stipulates that they need to be deleted after a period of six months
These are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, demographics etc.
Cookie we load on this website
- Google Analytics
- Third-party (2 years)
- Third-party (2 days)
- Third-party (2 day)
- Google YouTube
Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
- Persistent (30 mins)
Attemps to estimate the users’ bandwidth on a page with embedded YouTube videos.
- Persistent (6 months)
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what YouTub videos the user has watched.
- Google Double click
Advert tracking across websites.
- Persistent (1 year)
Find out more about how these Google cookies are used on the Google privacy site
We also use Ginger Cookie to remember your Cookie settings
- Persistent (1 month)