How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website however.

What we use cookies for

_utmz This cookie stores where a visitor (you) came from. e.g. search engine, search keyword, link, etc.
_utma This cookie stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.
_utmc, _utmb These are used to check approximately how long a user (you) stay on our site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.
session Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page.
session Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page.
twll, k These cookies are created by Twitter, they let the website know if you've logged in to your Twitter account. In this case they are present because the 'Tweet' button is being used on the website.
psc, uvc, uid, di, uit, sshs, ssc, dt AddThis (social sharing tool) sets cookies to help serve social media buttons, they never store personal information unless provided and this is non-personally identifiable information.
loc AddThis Geolocation cookie, so our publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located

How to manage cookies

Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.

However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies provided by this website – or any other website - you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences, or use the following on your particular browser.
Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website and others cannot be provided to you.

Third Party Cookies

To help improve your experience of our site we use content from other sites to help users and improve usability for example Google Maps for store locators or YouTube for Video. We also use social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to allow businesses to communicate with their clients along with analytics to help improve user experience. We do not control these sites and we suggest you read their cookie policy to see which ones they use and how to manage them.

Third-party cookies - what their cookies are used for

Google We use Google Maps to show locations of our offices:
Google's privacy policy: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Social Tools This website takes advantage of social networks such as twitter; you may receive cookies from these websites. We are not in control of these third-party cookies, if you'd like to learn more about them - visit their websites.
Twitter's privacy policy
https://twitter.com/privacy

Further information

If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.