What are cookies?

Like most websites, this site uses ‘cookies’. These are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes:

  • the information they gather and download back to us
  • how we use the information, and
  • why we sometimes need to store these cookies.
  • For more general information on cookies watch this video on Youtube

How we use cookies?

Logging in – If you register to use our website we will use a cookie to remember you when you return to our website.

Surveys – If we run an online survey on our website or via third parties, we/they may use cookies to remember who took part, or to give you the results.

Forms – If you fill in one of our or third party online forms, we/they may keep your user details so that we can get back to you.

Customising – If you set up preferences about how our website runs when you use it, example background colour, we will use cookies to remember this.

Third party cookies – In some cases, we may use third party apps & services like google forms that would also leave cookies on your computer to remember content.

We use Google Analytics to check how you use the website, to help us improve it. We may use cookies to track things like how long you spend on the site and which pages you visit. For more information, see the official Google Analytics page.
We may use content on our website that comes from somewhere else. For example, we might include a map from Google Maps, or a link to YouTube or the NHF or the BBC. Check their websites for information about their use of cookies.

How you can disable cookies?

You can choose to stop us from storing cookies with your information, by disabling them. You would just need to adjust the settings on your browser. Click ‘Help’ on your browser to find out more.

However, we recommend that you don’t do this, because it might completely disable the way you want to use this website.