Cookie Policy


What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file downloaded with a web page. It is used to pass information between the user (the person looking at the website) and the server (the computer running and managing the website). Most websites use cookies.

Why are cookies used?
Cookies allow a website to recognise a user's device. This means that if you look at the site on your phone and then on your laptop you may count as two different visitors. Sometimes the information is needed for a particular part of a website to work properly.

So-called 'third party' cookies often include information about which adverts you have been shown.

On the AHC website we use cookies for the following reasons:

Have I accepted cookies on this website?
Yes. By using our website, you have agreed to the use of cookies on this website. However, you can restrict or block cookies by changing your browser settings. See ‘How do I change my cookie settings?’ below. Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website.

What cookies are used on this website and why?

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How do I change my cookie settings?
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to restrict or block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine, although some cookies will delete themselves automatically.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

You should be able to adjust your cookie preferences within the settings menu of your internet browser.

What is the EU directive?
As part of a wider review of data protection policies for EU citizens a new Cookie Law was introduced in May 2011 – effective from May 2012 in the UK. Previously cookies could be used as long as there was a way for the user to opt out. The new law basically means that from May 2012 no cookies can be placed on your machine without your consent. This means the new law is more pro-active.

How is this site complying?
In this website you accept the use of cookies by clicking on any link within the site other than the 'Read more' cookie policy link. You can review What cookies are used on this website and why? in the table above.

Where can I get more information about cookies?
For more information about cookies see: and

Privacy Policy

The cookies on this website don't collect or store any of your personal information and we can't use them to find out who you are. Please see the ‘cookie policy’ above for details of what information our cookies do collect and store.

We do not use any third party cookies on this site. In NO case will we pass your details to any third party or outside of the EEA.

If you complete any online forms or request further information from us, details such as your name, location, email address, type of request and possible further information may be stored solely for the purpose of responding to your request. Such communications are not confidential. If you do not wish this information to be used as a basis for further contact your request will be respected – please contact [email protected].

The design and operation of the site is such that we consider all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that your personal details are secure and not accessible to any other user.

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