In common with other websites, we use cookies to ensure that you get the most out of our website, and to improve the service we offer. If you are under the age of 18, please make sure your parents or legal guardians read this Cookie Policy and get them to explain anything you don’t understand.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website or app. The text file is then sent back to the server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser you are using. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.

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What cookies do we use?

Each of the cookies we use on our Site are described in the table below.

The cookies used include “strictly necessary cookies”, “analytical / performance cookies”, “functional cookies” and “targeting or advertising cookies”.

Strictly necessary cookies: are needed to enable the services and features on our Site to function properly.

Analytical / Performance cookies: collect anonymous information about how you and other visitors use the Site, such as which pages are visited most often and details of bugs and glitches on the Site.  All the information gathered using these cookies is aggregated and made anonymous and only used to improve how the Site works.

Functional cookies:  remember choices you make to improve your experience.  They allow us to remember any choices you have made and personalise and enhance your experience.

Targeting or advertising cookies: collect information about your browsing habits in order to make our Site more relevant to you and your interests. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Cookie preference – civicCookieControl: This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Google Analytics – _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

YouTube cookies: We embed videos from our YouTube channels using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising network and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical / performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How to manage cookies used on our Site

If you do not wish us to install cookies on your devices for these purposes, you may change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. For more information please consult the Help menu on your browser. Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Sites.

To indicate your acceptance of our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy you can click accept in the appropriate place on the banner that appears on our Site. However, please note that if you do not accept but you continue to browse the Site you will be deemed to have accepted our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy.