We would like to set and access cookies and similar technology on your device to obtain information about how you access and use this Site to enhance your experience on the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience and allows us to improve the Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, the Site will set strictly necessary cookies when you load and navigate it. The Site will not set any cookies, other than those that are necessary to make the Site work, without your consent.

You can give consent, or withdraw any consent you have previously given, through our browser settings – for more detail, please see Refusing or Restricting cookies below.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit our Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site during your browsing session or on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognises that cookie. The cookies we may set do lots of different jobs, such as to help us to improve the Site and deliver a better and more personalised service, remember your preferences, and generally improve the user experience, as set out in more detail below. You can find more information about cookies at

The placing of cookies on your device may involve processing your personal data because cookies are online identifiers that may, by themselves or in combination with other information, be used to identify and build up a picture of you, for example by tracing your journey across the Site, where you can be uniquely identified. For more information on how we handle your personal data in relation to cookies and otherwise, please see our website privacy policy.

Each time you use the Site, we may automatically collect the following types of information by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies:

  • Technical information: This means information about the type of internet browser and operating system you use, your internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you are using. We use this information to help provide a good user experience on the Site.
  • Log and usage information: This means information about how you use our Site, your visits to the Site and traffic data. We use this information to help us understand how users use the Site and to improve user experience.
  • Profile information: This is information collected progressively when you visit our Site, including your referral website, pages you visit, actions you take, patterns of page visits and information from forms you may fill in on the Site.
  • Third party information: We may receive certain technical or usage information about you from third party analytics providers such as Google.

Cookies can be categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features and enable services you have specifically asked for. Consent is not generally required for these cookies.

We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

  • Analytics cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use the Site (for example, by recording which pages or features visitors use most often (usually on an anonymous basis)).

We use the following analytics cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • Functionality and performance cookies – these cookies allow the Site to remember the choices a user makes, such as a user name or language preference.

We use the following functionality and performance cookies:

Cookies can also be categorised in accordance with how long they are saved on your device: “session cookies” are short-term cookies that are only saved on the device’s memory for the duration of a user’s visit to the Site, whereas “persistent cookies” remain saved in the device’s memory for a set period of time, even after the browser session has ended. The expiry period for each cookie is set out above.

Refusing or Restricting Cookies

Your browser settings may allow you to refuse the setting of certain cookies. The “Help” or “Internet Settings” functions within your browser should tell you how. For information on how to manage cookies on popular browsers please see the following links:

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains detailed information on cookies and how to delete, restrict or block them on a wide variety of browsers. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you may be able to use the tool provided by Google available at:

Please be aware that if you select to refuse or restrict cookies, the full functionality of the Site may no longer be available.