Cookies and how they benefit you
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make any marketing more efficient so we don’t unnecessarily increase costs
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about the cookies we use below.
If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to indicate that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not allow cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below. However, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.
Website function cookies: Our own cookies
- Remembering your search settings
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. Cookies on this site are set by Google Analytics and Synergy Explorers.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Social website cookies
So that you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on sites such as of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications of this vary from social network to social network and depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
- Google Analytics. You can find out more about them here.
We also use Google Analytics’ Demographics and Interest reporting, which gives us an anonymised view of the age-ranges and interests of visitors to our site. We may use this data in order to improve our services and/or content.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard presence on most modern websites.
Some concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
If you have used a Do Not Track browser setting, we take this as a sign that you do not want to allow the following cookies, and they will be blocked. These are the settings we block:
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.