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Our use of cookies

Cookies used on our website to improve your experience

We use cookies to help us understand how you use our website and improve your experience.

What are cookies

Cookies are very small text files or pieces of software code.  These are downloaded from our web server to your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.  The information contained in a cookie may be accessed and updated during each visit or accessed by other websites that recognise the cookie.

Our website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are stored temporarily in your computer’s memory while you are visiting our website and are deleted when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for a specified period and used to determine whether there has been any previous contact between our website and your computer.

More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org

Cookies used on our website

Most of the cookies used on our website are necessary to enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. These allow you to move around the website and access the content you require.  Necessary cookies are not used to identify you personally.  You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but our website may not function correctly without them.

We may also set cookies for analytics and reporting purposes or use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies.  These are optional and can be disabled or removed to suit your preferences.

Analytics cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website – including the number, frequency and duration of visits, where users of the website come from and the pages they access.  We use this information to compile reports that help us improve our website.

Third party services are used to display maps and video content.  We won’t set the optional cookies required to use these services unless you enable them.

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Type Name Purpose Expiry
Necessary cookies be_gdpr_cookie_accept Used to record your acceptance of our cookie notice 1 year
  be_gdpr_privacy Used to store your privacy settings for Google Maps, YouTube and Vimeo 1 year
Analytics cookies _ga Google Analytics cookie used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website and prepare aggregate statistics for reports 2 years
  _gat Google Analytics cookie used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website and prepare aggregate statistics for reports 1 minute
  _gid Google Analytics cookie used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website and prepare aggregate statistics for reports 24 hours

Options for managing cookies

All popular web browsers provide options to help you control and manage the cookies set on your computer or device.  Please look at the help pages on your browser for more information about these settings.

Additional guidance, including instructions to restrict, block or remove non-essential cookies, can be found on allaboutcookies.org

Consent to use third party services

Our website allows you to selectively provide consent to use the third party services provided by Google, YouTube and Vimeo.  You can control the privacy settings for each of these services using the panel displayed when you visit our website or use one of these services for the first time.  This tool will set a cookie on your computer or device to remember your preferences.

Protecting your personal data

More information about the personal data we collect through our website is provided in our privacy notice.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. You can control and manage the cookies set on your computer or device through the settings on your web browser. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide consent to use each of these services using the options below. To learn more about the cookies used on this website, please read our Cookies Notice
Youtube
Consent to display content from Youtube
Vimeo
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google