Cookies and this website
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide 'user metrics' for the website's owners and developers. User metrics can be used to great effect to further develop websites in line with the ways a website is interacted with by its users.
We do not use either marketing or advertising cookies. There is more information about the cookies we do use, further down this page.
What are the different types of cookies?
We've employed two specific types of cookie in the build of this website, firstly to maximise your experience, and secondly to provide us with an understanding of how you use this resource and how we can make that experience better for you.
These cookie types are:
- Essential or "Strictly Necessary" cookies
- Analytical Performance cookies
Essential or "Strictly Necessary" Cookies
These are cookies which are essential for the running of our websites.
- Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function.
- These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
The table below explains the specific "Essential" cookies we use and why.
Analytical Performance Cookies
Analytical Performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our websites, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has.
- Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. We use Google's web analytics service (Google Analytics).
- We use the information provided by these cookies to help us to analyse patterns of how you interact with this website, and where appropriate, we use this information to enhance your user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance.
- This information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.
The tables below explain the specific "Analytical" cookies we use and why.