What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on the browser or hard drive of a user’s computer or smartphone. Cookies can gather information about the use of a website or enable the website to recognise the user as an existing customer when they return to the website at a later date. This file is neither a virus nor spyware.
Cookies allow us to ascertain whether our website is operating effectively and gain an insight into how visitors use and navigate around our website so that we can improve their experience.
What are the different types of cookies?
The cookies covered in this policy are:
- Session cookies – A session cookie only exists when you are reading or navigating the website. When you close your web browser, these cookies are removed.
- Persistent cookies – A persistent cookie exists on your computer until a future date. For example, the cookie expiry date could be set as one year, and each time you access our website over this period, the website could access the cookie.
- Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are required to ensure the website functions correctly.
- Functionality cookies – These cookies help to enhance our website’s performance and functionality.
- Analytical cookies – These cookies allow us to collect anonymous statistical data and understand how visitors navigate and interact with our website.
- Marketing/tracking cookies – These cookies are designed to gather information from the user to display information to them based on relevant topics that may be of interest to them.
How to change your cookie settings
To set your cookie preferences, click on ‘Cookie Settings’ at the bottom of the webpage. You will then be given the option to ‘accept’ or ‘deny’ cookies on our website.
You can amend your cookie preferences at any time by selecting a different option within the ‘Cookie Settings’ panel.
Further information on cookies and how you can delete, restrict or block cookies on a variety of web browsers can be found on www.aboutcookies.org
If you have any queries relating to this policy or need to contact us, please write, telephone or email us at:
Arrowscroft, 142 Nantwich Road
Tel: +44 (0)1270 448 998