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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites put on your computer or mobile device while you are browsing.  Cookies are used for many different purposes, for example then can:

  • help search engines remember that you want your search results in English

  • help a website remember our preferences so that you don't need to customise it every time

  • help websites to deliver a better service by showing you the content most relevant to you, identify and resolve errors

  • analyse how well a website is performing

The most common function of cookies is to remember bits of information that help make browsing the web easier and more hassle-free for you.

How are cookies used in this site?

We provide an pop-up box at the top of the website when you first visit to prompt you that cookies are enabled on this site.  They cannot be switched off just for this site but as you continue into the website and use certain features, cookies may be set for the following:

  • For Google Analytics:  we use Google Analytics to help improve our support, content and general user experience

  • For personalisation of content:  we have a feature which enables you to enter your postcode (Find Your Nearest People Zone), this also requires cookies.

How you can manage cookies for all websites

If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your browsing experience on your website may be limited.  To turn cookies on or off for all websites via your browser, you can follow the instructions below:

 

GOOGLE CHROME


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click on the Chrome menu icon in the top right hand corner (it looks like three lines).
  • Choose 'More tools'.
  • Click on 'Clear browsing data'.
  • A pop up window will appear. Choose a time range to clear from the drop down list. For example, 'the past hour'.
  • Tick all of the boxes.
  • Click 'Clear browsing data'.




FIREFOX


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • At the top of the window click on the menu button which looks like three lines.
  • Click on 'Show your History' icon. It looks like a clock.
  • Click on 'Clear Recent History.'
  • A pop up window will appear. Choose a time range to clear from the drop down list. For example, you can just choose to clear the 'Last Four Hours'.
  • Click on 'Clear Now'.




SAFARI


To delete history on a desktop or laptop:

  • Go to the Safari menu at top right of the screen (looks like a wheel).
  • Click on 'Preferences'
  • A pop up will appear. Select the 'Privacy' tab.
  • Select the 'Remove All Website Data' button.
For iPhones:
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Safari.
  • Scroll down until you see 'Clear History and Website Data' in blue text.
  • Click 'Clear History and Website Data' to delete history.




MICROSOFT EDGE


To pick certain websites and delete them from your history:

  • Click on the ‘hub’ icon in the top right-hand corner. It looks like 3 lines.
  • Click on the history icon. This looks like a clock.
  • Hover over the pages you want to delete and click the ‘x’ on the right hand side.
To delete all your history and saved passwords:
  • Click on the ‘more’ icon in the top right-hand corner. It looks like 3 lines.
  • Click settings.
  • Under “Clear browsing data” click “Choose what to clear.”
  • Tick each box: Temporary Internet files, Cookies, History, Cached data and files, Passwords, Form data and Download History.
  • Click clear.




INTERNET EXPLORER 11


The instructions below are for a desktop browser and some touch devices. Mobile phones and some devices may be different. To pick certain websites and delete them from your history:

  • Move your mouse to the right-hand side of the page (or tap on it if you have a touch screen to bring up a side panel). Tap or click the Favourites button (it looks like a star). This will bring up a drop-down menu.
  • Choose the History tab. Now you can choose how you want to view your history. 'View By Date' shows your last three weeks of history. 'View By Site' shows a list of sites you visited in the last three weeks, but not the dates of your visits. 'View By Most Visited' only shows the sites you visited the most in the last three weeks. 'View By Order Visited Today' only shows sites you've visited today.
  • Right-click (or press and hold) a site from any of these lists, then click (or tap) Delete. This will delete the site from your history.
To delete all your history:
  • Click the Tools button in the top right of the screen (it looks like a wheel).
  • Choose Safety, then click Delete browsing history.
  • Tick each box: Temporary Internet files, Cookies, History, Download History, Form data, Passwords, and Filtering data.
  • Click on Delete.




INTERNET EXPLORER 10


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • Move your mouse to the right-hand side of the page to bring up a side panel. Click on the 'Settings' icon (it looks like a wheel shape) and click on 'Internet Options'.
  • Go to the 'Safety' menu and select 'Delete'.




OLDER VERSIONS OF INTERNET EXPLORER


The instructions below are for desktop browsers, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different. Internet Explorer 9

  • Click on the 'gear' icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. It looks like a little wheel. Then click on Internet Options.
  • This will make a box pop up with the names of several different sections along the top. You will already be in the section called General.
  • In the General section under Browser History, select the Delete button.
  • Tick each box: Temporary Internet files, Cookies, History, Download History, Form data, Passwords, InPrivate Filtering data.
  • Un-tick the 'Preserve Favourites website data'.
  • Click Delete to clear everything.
Internet Explorer 7 and 8
  • Go to the menu bar at the top of the page. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options. This will make a box pop up with the names of several different sections along the top. You will already be in the section called General.
  • In the General section under Browser History, select the Delete button.
  • You can select and delete each section: Temporary internet files; Cookies, History; Form data and Passwords.
  • You can also just select the 'Delete all' button at the bottom to clear everything.
Internet Explorer 6
  • If you use Internet Explorer 6, go to the menu bar at the top of the page.
  • Click on Tools.
  • Go to the bottom of the dropdown menu and click on Internet Options. This will open a box with the names of several different sections along the top. You will already be in the section called General.
  • In the middle of this box is a section called 'Temporary Internet Files'. Click on the button marked 'Delete files'.
  • When the box pops up, tick the 'Delete all offline content' box and then click OK.
  • When your computer finishes deleting your temporary internet files, you will be back in the General Internet Options box.
  • Look at the section below called History. Here you can click on the 'Clear History' button.
  • A pop-up box will ask you if you want to delete all items in your history folder. Click 'Yes'.
  • Click 'OK' to close the Internet Options box.




OPERA


The instructions below are for a desktop browser, not mobile phones or other devices which may be different.

  • Go to the 'Start page'
  • On the left-hand side of the screen you'll see a clock symbol called 'History'. Click on this.
  • A window will appear with your history.
  • Click on the 'Clear browsing data' button at the top right.
  • A pop-up window will appear.
  • You can select to clear history from different times, like for example 'the past hour'.
  • Tick all boxes and press 'Clear browsing data'.





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