What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you use our website. This is standard practice for all websites. By using our Website, you consent to our use of cookies as detailed below.

 

If you do not consent to their use, please disable them or stop using our site.

Why are they used?

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect

  • Improve the speed/security of the site

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook

  • Continuously improve our website for you

  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

 

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 take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use 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.

More about our Cookies

First party cookies - these are cookies that are set by this website directly and consist of:-

  • Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website e.g. to book onto any of our Events (Workshops/ Training/ Conferences etc)

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

 

  • Analytical/performance cookies

They 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. 

 

Third party cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Youtube

  • Vimeo

 

Social Website Cookies

Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site which allow visitors to like and share content on social networks. Cookies are currently set by:-

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Pinterest

  • LinkedIn.  

 

In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.  You should still check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information if you so wish.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. All data from our website used by Google Analytics is anonymised which means that Google will never receive your full IP Address from us.

 

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service here.

 

To opt-out of of google analytics, you can find a plugin from Google here.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.  

How can I disable them?

All recent versions of popular browsers give you a level of control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies.  

 

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation setting

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

 

For more information generally on cookies, including instructions on how to manage them and delete them, please read the 'Help' section of your browser or visit the About Cookies website.