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What are cookies?

Most websites use cookies to improve your browsing experience, allowing us to do various things including tailor the content you see and maintain the security of your online experience. Cookies are small amounts of information, which are sent to your computer, mobile, tablet, or any other device you've visited us on, from our website.

Types of cookies

A combination of various cookies may be used to improve your browsing experience, such as remembering previous choices and selections in our web forms, meaning that you don't have to keep re-entering them upon each visit.

Session cookies

These types of cookies are deleted once you close your browser, lasting only for the duration of your visit to our website; these allow the website to identify that a device is navigating across our pages, which supports basic functionality.

Persistent cookies

These types of cookies stay with you after you've left our website and/or closed your browser; we use these to ensure you have the best experience when you return to our website. These cookies can be manually removed by yourself via your browser, however they will delete themselves once they expire.

First party, and third party cookies

First party cookies are set by us, or on behalf of us, when you visit our website. Any other cookie is a third party cookie; we used both first and third party cookies.

How and why we use cookies, and what to do if I don't want to accept them

We may collect information in regards to your device, including operating system, browser type/choice, as well as your IP address (where available). This data is purely statistical and represents our visitors browsing actions and patterns; this does not identify any individual. It is for this reason that we may obtain information regarding your general internet usage through a cookie which is stored on the hard drive of your device.

This helps us deliver a more personalised service, and helps us improve our website.

Using these cookies allows us to do the following:

- Recognise your browser/device when it returns to our website.

- Estimate our audience size, browsing actions, and usage patterns.

- Store information in regards to your preferences, allowing us to further develop our website based on the patterns and trends of our visitors.

You are free to refuse cookies by activating the relevant commands or settings within your internet browser on your device that allow you to refuse websites to set cookies. By refusing cookies on our website you may be unable to access certain parts of the website, or the website may not behave as expected. Unless to specify within your browser that you do not want cookies collected on our website, our system will continue to issue cookies when you visit our website.

We will not sell, nor knowingly release/share information collected in this manner.

In order to block cookies, the setting to do this is usually found within the 'preferences', or 'options' menu within your browser/device; your browser may come with a 'help' function which can assist you in changing the relevant settings. If you are uncomfortable with other companies adding cookies, but would like them saved for our website, please add us as a 'trusted site' within your device/browser settings. Please be aware that you will need to change these settings on each device/browser you use to access our website.