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By continuing to browse our site you agree to let us use cookies. For more info please read our cookies policy.

Cookies Policy

The EU has introduced a new law regarding online privacy. It is designed to protect the privacy of internet users, increasing online security and data privacy.

About cookies

Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

How we use cookies

We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use the information we obtain from you for the following purposes:

  1. to recognise your computer when you visit our website
  2. to track you as you navigate our website
  3. to improve the website’s usability
  4. to analyse the use of our website

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

List of cookies

Here is a list of all cookies used on this website.

Cookie Vendor Purpose Category
hps_cookie_policy hps group Agree to disclaimer Functionality
_ga Google Analytics Unique tracking session Targeting
_gid Google Analytics Unique tracking ID Targeting
wfvt_ Word Fence Security identification Strictly Necessary
wordfence_verifiedHuman Word Fence Verify visitor is human Strictly Necessary
_hssc Hubspot HubSpot Analytics Targeting
_hssrc Hubspot HubSpot Analytics Targeting
_hstc Hubspot HubSpot Analytics Targeting
hubspotutk Hubspot HubSpot Authentication Strictly Necessary
hsfirstvisit Hubspot HubSpot Analytics Targeting
__atuvc AddThis AddThis social sharing Targeting
_hjIncludedInSample HotJar HotJar tracking Targeting
muxData Wistia Video functionality Functionality
__distillery Wistia Video tracking Functionality

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Managing cookies

You can manage cookies through your web browser settings.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools” » “Internet Options” » “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools” » “Options” and check “Tell websites I do not want to be tracked” in the “Privacy” tab.

In Chrome to block cookies go to “Tools” » “Settings” » “Under the Bonnet” » “Content settings…” and select your option in the “Cookies” section.

In Safari you need to select “Edit” » “Preferences” » “Security” and select your option for “Accept cookies”.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of this and other websites.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer.

In Internet Explorer you need to go to “Tools” » “Internet Options” and select “Delete temporary files” under the “General” tab.

In Firefox, you can delete cookies by going to “Tools” » “Options” and then in the “Privacy” tab “clear your recent history”.

In Chrome to delete cookies go to “Tools” » “Settings” » “Under the Bonnet” » “Content settings…” » “All cookies and site data…” then click “Remove All”.

In Safari you need to select “Edit” » “Preferences” » “Security” » “Show Cookies” and click “Remove All”.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact us.

Further reading

For more information about cookies see the links below.

Useful information about cookies can be found at: allaboutcookies.org

The BBC Web Wise guide to cookies: bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet Advertising Bureau which can be found at: youronlinechoices.com/uk/download-guide

 

 

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