Privacy and cookies

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small text file passed to your computer, mobile phone or other device, through your web browser, so the website remembers who you are when you return.

This website uses Google Analytics to track how this website is used. Google Analytics uses cookies to help gather statistics on how people use this website. For example, which country the user is from, and which pages you visit while on the website.

We use this information in several ways. For example, we look at how our website is being used so we can assess how well it is working and to help us make decisions about how to improve it. We also use this information to help us decide whether there are other information resources we could develop to meet the needs of people visiting the website.

Charities in receipt of public funds are also regularly required to account to funders and donors on how money is being spent, for example to report on how many people are accessing relevant pages of a website.

Cookies are also useful to give you a more personalised web service. For example, if you want to buy a product from us and you add a product to your shopping basket, we use a cookie to remember what products you are purchasing. This means that when you move to another page, the product will stay in your basket.

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer you can easily change your web browser to refuse cookies, or to let you know when you get a new cookie. You need to refer to your internet browser’s instructions by clicking on the ‘Help’ menu. Refusing cookies, however, can restrict your use of websites. To enjoy the website to the full we recommend you leave cookies switched on.

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The posting of personal information on the website means your information is publicly accessible. Such information can be viewed online and collected by third parties. We are not responsible for the use of information by such third parties.