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Cookie Policy

HOW WE USE COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website however.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to other third party websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other third party websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such websites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question We do not control these third-party websites and are not liable for their privacy policies. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

COOKIES USED ON OUR WEBSITES

Cookie – Universal Analytics (latest version) What we use them for
_ga This is used by Analytics to calculate visitors, session, campaign data, etc. Expiration time is set to two (2) years and it resets each time when a visitor hits a page. No personal information or data is stored. Used to distinguish users.
This cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern. See weblink below:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gat Described by Google as “Used to throttle request rate”(no more information is available about this cookie). Expires in ten (10) minutes. This cookie enables us to limit the number of times information is recorded. See weblink below:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gid This is used to distinguish users but has a 24 hours expiration time. See weblink below:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES

Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.

However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies provided by our site – or any other website – you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences, or use the following weblinks:

MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER

Help: https://support.microsoft.com/?ln=en-gb
How to manage cookies in IE 11: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

MOZILLA FIREFOX

Help: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/home?as=u
Cookies: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies?s=manage+cookies&r=0&e=es&as=s

GOOGLE CHROME

Help: https://support.google.com/chrome/?hl=en-GB
Manage Cookies: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Our analytics partner also provides the ability for users to opt-out using the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website and others cannot be provided to you.

If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

To help improve your experience of our site we use content from other sites to help users and improve usability for example Google Maps for store locators. We also use social sites such as Facebook and Twitter to allow businesses to communicate with their clients along with analytics to help improve user experience. We do not control these social media websites and we suggest you read their cookie policy to see which ones they use and how to manage them.

Third-party cookies What their cookies are used for
Google We use Google Maps to show our location. Googles privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=uk
Social Tools We take advantage of social networks and like to share our content with friends across these networks, such as twitter, you may receive cookies from these websites. We are not in control of these third-party cookies, if you'd like to learn more about them - visit their websites.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
Twitter https://twitter.com/en/privacy
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/static?gl=GB&template=terms