What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your web browser. It is stored in the memory of your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide us with information about how you use our website.
Some cookies ('session cookies') are temporary and are deleted every time you close your browser. Other cookies ('persistent cookies') stay on your device until they expire (after 30 days) or until you delete them from your device's cache.
The cookies we use don't hold any data that can identify you personally, such as; names, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, bank account numbers or credit card information.
- to recognise your computer when you visit our website
- to improve the website's usability
- to track how you move around our website
- to analyse the use of our website
What cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary, Performance, Functional, Targeting and Social Media
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and can’t be switched off They are usually set when you do something which needs them – like setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or tell you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies don’t store any information which will identify you personally.
These cookies allow us to count visits and know where traffic comes from so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All the information collected by these cookies is grouped together and therefore anonymous. If you don’t allow these cookies we won’t know when you’ve visited our site, and won’t be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we’ve added to our pages.
If you don’t allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising or social media partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you more relevant adverts on other sites.
They don’t store directly personal information, but are based on identifying your browser and device. If you don’t allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to our website to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They’re able to track your browser across other sites and build up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.
If you don’t allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
Accepting or rejecting cookies
You’re in control of the cookies that we store and you can use your Cookie Settings (link below) to manage them for this and future visits to our website.
Your selected options in the panel will be remembered when you visit the site in the future. You can change your settings at any time.
Alternatively, most web browsers provide some control of most cookies within the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set visit: