Please note that this is our initial policy as the first stage towards achieving privacy compliance for all visitors to our site in accordance with the EU e-Privacy Directive and the General Data Protection Regulations
A cookie is a small data file (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user's computer or mobile phone from a website and is then stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences permit them.
Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus. Other servers cannot read them, and personal information cannot be gathered from them.
If you are not happy with this policy of 'implied consent', then you should either not use our site, delete the cookies having visited the site, or use a browser with an anonymous or private usage setting.
Internet browsers allow users to manage cookies. You can set your devices to accept all cookies, to let you know when a cookie has been set, or not to receive cookies.
Each Internet browser works differently, so we recommend that you use the 'Help' menu in your browser to find out how to change your cookie preferences. To find out how to do this on the browser of your 'smart phone' or tablet you should refer to the manufacturer's manual.
You can learn more about Cookies including how to manage and delete Cookies from your computer at www.cookiesandyou.com as well as comprehensive information about a wide variety of browsers.
Google Universal Analytics:
_ga : This helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before
_gid : Used to distinguish users
_gat : Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made
We use Analytics cookies to collect and store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there, and what they click on. This information helps us make to that sure our site is meeting both customer and visitor needs, and to find out how we could improve our website.
Analytics cookies do not collect or store users' personal information (for example, names or addresses) so this information cannot be used to identify individuals.
A full explanation of Cookies and Google Analytics can be found here.
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.
Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons which allow visitors to share content onto social networks, or link to their business profile on the social network. Cookies are currently set on our site by Facebook and Google+. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing on the internet, including on the website you have linked from.
Last updated 25/05/2018 Version 1.1
Questions, comments and requests regarding this cookies policy are welcomed and should be made using our Contact Form.