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Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, whilst also providing information to the owners of the site.

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The following summary explains the cookies we use, and the reason for their use.

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site (i.e. REMEMBERME & EMUID cookies)
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/prevent fraud and improve the security of the website
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Improve the usability of our website
  • Make our marketing more efficient by analysing use of the website
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

NB. There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use Cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we assume this, and your ongoing use of our website, to mean that you are happy with this. Should you wish to remove, or not use cookies from our site, you can do this through your browser settings, however this is likely to prevent you using our site to its full capacity.

We also make use of the following third party Cookies

AddThis cookies

We use AddThis, a popular social bookmarking toolbar, to allow you to share content such as news releases via social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. It uses cookies to find out how pages are shared so website owners can find out what their visitors like, and it may also use that data to deliver tailored advertising on other websites you go on to visit.

When you share content via social media, these sites may set a cookie if you are also logged in to their service. We don’t control third party cookies but we recommend you visit the relevant website for more information.

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Google Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.g

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Remarketing Cookies

We use 3rd party vendor remarketing tracking cookies, including the Google Adwords tracking cookie. This means we may continue to show ads to our website visitors across the internet, specifically on the Google Display Network (GDN), after they have visited our website. We are not collecting any identifiable information about our website visitors via these remarketing cookies. The third-party vendors (including Google), whose services we use, place cookies in our website visitor’s web browsers in order to serve ads based on their past visits to our website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in us. To opt-out from Google’s remarketing program, please edit your Google Ad Settings.

Facebook Cookies

This website carries embedded ‘share’ Facebook buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through Facebook.

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Twitter Cookies

Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve their service including understanding user interaction, monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing. Twitter’s privacy policy page.

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Video Sharing Cookies

YouTube & Vimeo use cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics and prevent fraud. Most of the videos you’ll find on our website are hosted directly by us, but we may embed some videos from our official YouTube & Vimeo channels.

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LinkedIn Cookies

LinkedIn cookie, introduced by the LinkedIn share button. Used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. For more information visit LinkedIn’s privacy policy page.

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Live Chat Support Software – Zopim

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Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept cookies provided by this website.