What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device when you browse websites.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Some of the cookies we use are essential to enable core functionalities. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Other cookies (e.g analytical) help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. For example, they help us understand how many users visit our pages, how long they spend on a page, which content they look at, how they found our website and which actions they took. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and in doing so they don’t store any personally identifiable information.
Make our website work as you'd expect
Improve the speed/security of the site
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
Continuously improve our website for you
Make our marketing more efficient
Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information
Pass data to advertising networks
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Pay sales commissions
What cookies we use on our site?
Website function cookies
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
Social website cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Site improvement cookies
Sometimes we test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
Examples of cookie types set on this website
adaptive_image - When you come to our site, this cookie stores your screen size (and nothing else). This is then used to scale images so they look good on your screen - so if you are viewing this site on a mobile phone, then you'll get scaled-down images compared to viewing it on a desktop computer. This information is kept throughout your "session" - that is, the length of time you are looking at this site.
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight - Just like Has_js, this is made by Drupal. This one stores user interface preferences and is just a single digit.
__atuvc, __atuvs - These cookies are used from AddThis social sharing widget in order to make sure you see the updated count when you share a page.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, PREF -These cookies allow YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos. Learn more at http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy
optimizelyDomainTestCookie, optimizelyEndUserId - Used for site optimisation and split testing by Optimizely. Learn more at https://www.optimizely.com/privacy/
Turning cookies off
You can switch cookies off when you land on our website or by adjusting your browser settings (learn how here).
Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
Some of the cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh.