1. Notification of change of policy
2. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer/device. They allow information about your visit to be recorded, and enable websites to distinguish you from other users.
Cookies can either be 'session' based, where they are deleted after each visit, or 'persistent', where the cookies last for a longer, defined period.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
By selecting 'Allow' when you visit the website you consent to cookies being stored on your computer/ mobile device in accordance with this policy.
4. Types of cookies we use
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for you to move around the website and to use its features, e.g. to fill in forms.
Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you make use of the site, e.g. which pages you visit most. These cookies do not collect information that directly identifies you.
Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by you and enhance the features, e.g. setting language preferences. These cookies are also used to remember your preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page.
Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about your browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, e.g. Facebook, or how you interact with our website, which is then used to show you relevant content elsewhere on the internet.
Where indicated below that a cookie is a ‘session’ cookies this means that your computer automatically removes it once you close your browser. ‘Persistent’ cookies stay on your computer after the browser is closed until they are deleted manually or they expire (expiration date will depend on the cookie).
We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. If you visit our website, we may record information including:
the areas of the website you visit
the amount of time you spend on the site
whether you are new to the site or have visited it before
how you came to our website – for example, through an email link
the type of device and browser you use
how you use the website and the quality of your experience – for example, we may record a session or test different variations of a webpage to see how easy it is for you to find what you are looking for so we can improve the service.
Although not through cookies, we do measure the success of the emails we send – open rates and clicks - so we know what subject lines and stories people liked the most.
6. Matomo Analytics
Our website uses Matomo analytics, which is commonly used. This provides anonymous information about your use of the website directly to us with no third party involved to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
7. Our cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and can’t be switched off. They are usually only stored in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. We can learn which pages are most and least popular and how visitors navigate the site. The information these cookies collect is anonymous. If you disable these cookies we won’t know when you have visited our site or be able to monitor our site’s performance
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be set through by a third party to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They don’t store directly personal information but do store your unique browser and internet device. If you disable these cookies, you’ll see less targeted advertising.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
8. Changing your cookie preferences
You can change your cookies preferences for our website at any time through the preference centre which is on the footer labeled "Manage Privacy settings".
Find out more about how to manage cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org
Follow the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:
Please choose which browser your using to see instructions on how to to check for cookies or check your manufactures manual:
Updated on Thursday, 2 March 2023
83 west street