Privacy and Cookies

We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website, and do all that we can to protect information about participants.

Data protection

Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.

You have a right to request a copy of your personal details at any time to check the accuracy of the information held. If you want to ask whether we hold any personal data relating to you, please contact us.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files stored on your browser as a record of your activity on the site. EU legislation states that all websites must let you know when cookies are in use. Most websites use cookies and they won't cause any harm to your device. Cookies don't tell us who you are or give us any personal details about you. If you do not accept the cookies you will still be able to browse our site but some parts of the site may not work.

Which cookies do we use on this site and why?

The name of the cookies we use on this site and their lifespan are as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies

Analytics cookies

Enabling and disabling cookies on your device

To check if cookies are enabled on your device, please follow the steps below. Alternatively, view your browser's help pages or information on how to manage cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Internet Explorer

For versions older than Internet Explorer 10:

  1. Click on Tools & Internet Options in the main toolbar.
  2. Select the Privacy tab to view your settings.
  3. Move the slider to the level of privacy you prefer.

For a brief guide on the meaning of the different privacy levels, please see below:

  • Block all cookies:1) Cookies from all websites will be blocked and 2) Cookies that are already on your computer cannot be read by websites.
  • High privacy:1) Cookies from all websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer readable-privacy statement) will be blocked. 2) Cookies from all websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent will be blocked.
  • Medium-high privacy:1) Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked. 2) Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent will be blocked. 3) Cookies from first-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.
  • Medium privacy:1) Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked. 2) Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be blocked. Cookies from first-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.
  • Low privacy:1) Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked. 2) Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.
  • Accept all cookies:1) All websites will be allowed to save cookies on your computer. 2) Cookies that are already on your computer can be read by the websites that created them.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the spanner icon in the top right hand corner of the browser and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click on Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select Content settings under the Privacy heading.
  4. Manage your preferred cookies settings from this page.

Safari (Mac only)

  1. Click on Safari in the toolbar, then select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click Privacy to view cookie preferences (Note: Safari blocks third-party cookies by default).

Deleting cookies

If you would like to remove cookies please see the information below

Google Chrome

  1. At the top right, click the three vertical dots and then 'Settings'.
  2. Under 'Privacy and security', click 'Cookies and other site data'.
  3. Click 'See all cookies and site data'.
  4. Search for the site you want to remove cookies for and click the bin icon on that row
  5. See here for further information

Firefox

  1. On the site you want to remove cookies for click the padlock at the left of the address bar.
  2. Click 'Clear Cookies and Site Data'
  3. Click 'Remove'
  4. See here for more information

Safari

  1. Go to 'Safari' then 'Preferences'
  2. Click the Privacy tab and select 'Manage Website Data'
  3. Select a website that is listed as using cookies, then click 'Remove'. To remove all website data from Safari, click 'Remove All'.
  4. Search for the site's cookies you want to remove.
  5. See here for more information

Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge click the 3 horizontal dots in the top right of the browser then open 'Settings'
  2. Select 'Cookies and site permissions' then 'Manage and delete cookies and site data'.
  3. Select 'See all cookies and site data'.
  4. Search for the site for which you want to remove cookies then select the bin icon in the dropdown to delete
  5. See here for more information

Internet Explorer

  1. In Internet Explorer, select the 'Tools' button, 'Safety', and then select 'Delete browsing history'.
  2. Select the 'Cookies and website data' check box, and then select 'Delete'.
  3. See here for more information

Opera

  1. Click 'Settings' then select 'Advanced' then 'Privacy and Security'
  2. Select 'Site Settings' then select 'Cookies and site data'
  3. Select 'See all cookies and site data' then search for the site you want and select the bin icon to delete
  4. See here for more information

Further information

For further information regarding cookies and for information on how to delete cookies on other browsers please visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.

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