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- We will keep information no longer than we reasonably believe is necessary
- We will use information only for the purpose for which you sent it.
- We may use information for statistical analysis but in such a way that your identity will not be involved.
You will not receive unsolicited paper or electronic mail from us as a result of using an electronic form 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.
Unless stated otherwise (for example that you are viewing information over a secure connection) information transmitted over the internet is not secure and we cannot accept responsibility for misuse of information intercepted in this way.
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.
This site uses two types of cookies:
However, you may recieve 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.