- What are cookies and similar technologies?
- How to manage your cookie preferences
- Updates to this Policy
- How to contact us
2. What are cookies and similar technologies?
“Cookies” are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing. They are processed and stored by your web browser and are used to perform various different functions, such as remembering user preference and measuring how you use a website. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org
“Local storage” is a similar technology to cookies and an alternative which we may also use.
Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean “cookies” or “local storage”.
In general, cookies are used to do lots of jobs. This could be for functional purposes to operate website functions, tracking purposes to collect analytical data or for third-party advertisement services.
What are the different types of cookies?
Session cookies – Cookies which expire once you close your web browser.
Persistent cookies – Cookies which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them.
First-party cookies – Cookies which are set on your device by the website you are visiting.
Third-party cookies – Cookies used within our services which are set on your device by other (third-party) organizations, such as analytical or advertisement services.
What are the different purposes for cookies?
Cookies are not all used for the same reasons and have different purposes. This can include:
Strictly necessary cookies – Also known as “essential cookies”, these cookies are essential for running our website. Without these cookies, parts of our website would not function.
Preference cookies – Also known as “functionality cookies”, these cookies are used to remember user preferences on our website to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may be set by us (first-party) or by a third-party whose services we added to our web page.
Statistics cookies – Also known as “performance cookies”, these cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. The information these cookies collect is anonymised, so it cannot be used to identify an individual user. It is used to improve how our website performs.
Marketing cookies – These may be placed by us or a third-party advertising network we use on our website and can be used for a number of different purposes, including frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse. In conjunction, these cookies can also be used to personalize advertisements, unless the ads being served are non-personalized. Information these cookies collect may be shared with third-party organizations or advertisers.
These cookies are necessary for this website to function and would not work properly without them.
This website uses essential cookies for:
- Cookie preference – to remember a user’s preference about cookies on our website.
Performance / Analytics
Using Google Analytics (third-party service), we monitor the performance of our website. To achieve this, we collect usage statistics to know how our website is accessed, is used and is generally performing. For example, this allows us to determine the number of pageviews and the number of unique users our website has. We use this information to better understand our audience and their usage of our website, to better engage with our audience as well as develop and improve our products and services.
We do not receive personally identifiable information through Google Analytics about users and we do not combine data we collect with user data from other sources. Regarding IP addresses, according to Google, Google Analytics 4 does not log or store IP addresses – you can read this on Google’s support page.
Third-party contact form service
To make our contact forms work, we use a third-party contact form service called Formspree. You may find that you are redirected to a Formspree webpage to confirm you are not a robot, to help prevent our contact form being abused to send us spam. As you will no longer be on our website because of this redirect, you may be exposed to Formspree’s cookies, which may allow Formspree and their third-parties to collect or share data about you. We have no control over Formspree cookies and this Policy does not apply to Formspree and their services.
Embedded third-party content
When you visit a page on our website with content embedded from a third-party service provider (such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter), they may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control the use of any third-party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies.
4. How to manage your cookie preferences
On-site Cookie Settings
You can review and manage your consent to cookies at any time by selecting “Cookie Settings” below.Cookie Settings
Most modern mainstream browsers give you control over cookies placed on your device. If you no longer wish to receive cookies you can use your web browser settings to accept, refuse and delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings). The following links may be helpful:
- Cookie setting in Firefox
- Cookie setting in Safari – desktop and mobile devices
- Cookie setting in Edge
- Cookie setting in Internet Explorer
- Cookie setting in Chrome
- Cookie setting in Opera
5. Updates to this Policy
We may occasionally make changes to this policy and when we do, the website’s cookie notice will be updated to reflect the changes and notify users.
6. How to contact us
If you need to contact us regarding this policy, please use our website’s contact form.