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Privacy and Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. When you return to the website it uses this cookie to ‘remember’ some of the things you did on the website last time, for example if you’ve previously ordered a prospectus from us we won’t prompt you to order one again (assuming that you’re using the same computer and you haven’t deleted the cookie).

As you browse, your visit is automatically logged with information such as the browser and operating system you use, and the time of your visit. This data is collated and used to improve the service we offer but remains anonymous. Cookies are used in places on this site to store your preferences and to customise the content that is displayed based on this kind of information.

Cookies do lots of different jobs and generally improve the user experience. We don’t collect any personal information like your name, date of birth, email address or address.

Most web browsers allow you to control most cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

This website uses the following cookies:

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Google Analytics

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Collects information about how visitors use our site.

We use this information to compile reports that to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including

  • the number of visitors to the site,
  • where they’ve come from
  • what pages they’ve visited.
  • how long they’ve stayed on the site
Google Analytics Privacy Policy

You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics


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Features for sharing via social media (Facebook, Twitter etc). AddThis tracks visitors who use any of their features. AddThis Privacy and Data Practices 

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VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE  Many of the videos on this site are hosted on our official YouTube channel.

Most videos have been embedded using Facebook’s privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube can’t set a cookie unless a user clicks on the video to begin playback.

YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Facebook Like Box 

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Allows visitors to Like/Send on Facebook, shows our recent activity on Facebook. Facebook Privacy Policy 

* These cookies are provided by a third party who could change their cookies in future outside of our control. We will review this policy regularly for any such changes.

Your information

Where you provide your name, email address or other personal information on this site (eg when you request a printed prospectus) this information is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Specifically, personal information is never shared with any third party organisation. If you choose not to receive further communications your personal details will only be used to respond to your enquiry.

We take appropriate measures to safeguard databases against unauthorised access.

You may request any information you believe to be stored about you (based on your use of this website) by writing to: Marketing Team, Leek Campus, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6DP