Privacy & Cookies

Your Data Privacy

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, if you give us any personal information about yourself or others we promise to treat it securely, fairly and lawfully. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

When we ask you for personal information Online it will only be in response to you actively applying for or using one of our Online products or services.

We may use personal information you provide for the purpose of providing more relevant content to you.

Cookies – what are they?

A 'cookie' is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website.

Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser*. These are known as 'session cookies'. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache**. These are known as 'persistent cookies' and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.

* ‘browser’ You are probably using a 'browser' to read this right now. A Web browser, often just called a 'browser', is the program people use to access the World Wide Web (www.). It interprets HTML (a computer code) including text, images, hypertext links, Javascript, and Java applets. After rendering the HTML code, the browser displays a nicely formatted page. Some common browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

** 'cache' In the case of the Internet, 'cache' is commonly used in the context of' 'browser cache'. Cache is designed to speed up the computer/device by prioritising its contents for quick access.

How it works: 'cache' holds copies of recently accessed data such as a web page and pictures on web pages. It keeps this data ready to 'swap' onto your screen within fractions of a second. So, instead of requiring your computer/device to go to the original web page and photos in, say, Denmark, the cache simply offers you the lastest copy from your own computer/device hard drive.

Note: the browser cache should be emptied periodically.