Cookies

Under a European Directive, websites now have an obligation to explain about cookies, and seek users’ “informed consent” where appropriate. Cookies are files which consist of a small amount of text that will be passed back to your device when you visit a website.

These can then serve to recognise the same device on subsequent visits. They are generally beneficial as far as most users are concerned, assisting with the functionality of the site, and the way that you move around it.

Cookies fall into four basic groups:-

1 Strictly necessary - without these, the website will not function properly.

2 Performance cookies - you need to be aware that these are on the site, collecting anonymous and aggregate analytical data, assisting to ensure the site is working adequately. By using this website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

3 Functionality cookies - these help you to browse the site in accordance with your own personal requirements, remembering colours and text size.  By using this website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

4 Targeting / advertising cookies - this is what the legislation was originally framed to address. There is no advertising on this site, however, and furthermore, no cookies of this type are present on this site.