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The personal data you share with us e.g. your name and email address when you subscribe to our newsletter will be treated in the following ways:

  1. We will keep your data no longer than is necessary.
  2. We will use your data only for the purpose for which you gave it.
  3. We may use information for statistical analysis but in such a way that your identity will not be involved.
  4. We will hold your data securely.
  5. All our newsletters’ will include an unsubscribe option.
  6. All our newsletters’ will include a link to our Privacy policy.

You will not receive unsolicited post or email from us unless we explicitly ask for and get your permission. We will not pass on your email address or any of your personal details to other organisations.

What are cookies?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

How we use Cookies

This site uses two types of cookies:

Site performance cookies
Anonymous analytics cookies

However, you may receive other third party cookies, by interacting with parts of the site which share functionality with third parties. For example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media networks.

Site performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. Examples include:

  • Configuration of tools, including third party (e.g. Volume settings on YouTube Videos)
  • Your search criteria when searching/browsing the site

Anonymous analytics cookies

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Other third party cookies

On some pages, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by this website.

For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

How do I turn cookies off

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

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