Cookie Policy

Please do not use this Website unless you agree to us using cookies as outlined in this policy.

What are cookies:

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. Cookies can help to display the information on a website in a way that matches your interests. Almost all major websites use cookies.

What cookies are used on this Website:

The cookies used on this Website are broadly grouped into the following categories:

Essential – Some of the cookies on our Website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. An example of this would be a cookie used to enable you to log into your account on the Website or which allows communication between your browser and the Website. Our cookie preference cookie described in the section “How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?” is also an essential cookie. If you do not accept these cookies, you will be able to browse the site, but not login and use the interactive services.

Essential cookies used by this site include cookies including ‘Moodle’ cookies for the training site. Others are used only when logged into the community pages.

Analytics – We use analytics cookies to helps us understand how users engage with our Website. An example is counting the number of different people coming to our Website or using a particular feature, rather than the total number of times the site or feature is used. Without this cookie, if you visited the Website once each week for three weeks we would count you as three separate users. We would find it difficult to analyse how well our Website was performing and improve it without these cookies. We use the Google Analytics service, which relies on cookies called _utma through _utmz.

Social Sharing – We use cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Example would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” an article on our Website using a button we provide.  These functions use cookies that are placed on your computer by these social networks.  Our site notices that you are, for example, a Facebook user and allows you to click a ‘like’ button.  If you do not allow these cookies, most of the site will still be usable.

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?

When you first visited this Website you will have been shown a message bar drawing your attention to the fact that this Website uses cookies and inviting you to review this cookie policy to help manage your cookie preferences. If you click the ‘I Agree’ button, a cookie preference cookie will be stored on your computer confirming that you consent to us using the cookies detailed in this cookie policy. If you do not click the ‘I Agree’ button, the message will remain, to remind you that cookies are being used.

Please note that we can’t always control third party cookies stored on your machine from our Website and where this is the case you will need to visit the relevant third party’s Website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below.

If you want to reject cookies we use from this Website you will need to:

Delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookie preference cookie the next time you visit this Website the cookie message bar will appear again inviting you to again reconsider your preferences; and/or

We do not use “Interest-Based Advertising” cookies, though you can make sure through an opt-out system run by the Internet Advertising Bureau Website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this Website.

Third party cookies:

Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on this Website” section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our Website. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see Internet Advertising Bureau Website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed