cookie policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website.

We use cookies on this website to:

  • recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests;
  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form).

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

Apart from in the case of strictly necessary cookies, we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website.

First and third party cookies

First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by another website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook.

We use third party cookies on our website and details of these are included in the table below.

More detail about our cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Cookie                                                                                                    Owner                                              Purpose for the cookie

Essential Website / Session Cookies                                                                                These are strictly necessary cookies that enable the website                                                                                                                                                                                   to function as intended.

Analytical / Performance Cookies                                                                                     These enable us, Create, to monitor the performance of the                                                                                                                                                                                   website (page loading speeds, etc) to ensure that everything                                                                                                                                                                                 is functioning correctly.

Functionality Cookies                                                                                                         These enable your customers to be recognised when they                                                                                                                                                                                      return to the website to improve user experience for example,                                                                                                                                                                              if they have a user account, cookies may remember their                                                                                                                                                                                        details so they can log in faster.

Cookie preference                                                                                CivicCookieControl                         This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies                                                                                                                                                                              on our website. Where users have previously indicated a                                                                                                                                                                                        reference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Google Analytics                                                                                  _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz             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. The cookies collect                                                                                                                                                                                    information in an anonymous form, including the number of                                                                                                                                                                                visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from                                                                                                                                                                                  and the pages they visited.

Security breach notification form cookie                                       ASP.NET_SessionId                            This cookie is essential for the breach notification form – the                                                                                                                                                                                  form that public electronic communications service providers                                                                                                                                                                                use to notify the ICO of a security breach – to operate. It is set                                                                                                                                                                              only for those people using the form. This cookie is deleted                                                                                                                                                                                    when you close your browser.

YouTube cookies                                                                                   YouTube                                            Embed videos from the official YouTube channel using                                                                                                                                                                                             YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set                                                                                                                                                                                           cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube                                                                                                                                                                                       video player, but YouTube will not store personally-                                                                                                                                                                                                 identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded                                                                                                                                                                                   videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.  Read more at                                                                                                                                                                                         YouTube’s embedding videos information page.


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