Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

This website (our site) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site and to improve your overall experience and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your browser as you use the internet. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from performing certain functions on our Site.

Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server.  Cookies do not contain any information that would identify a person.

We use certain cookies, which we have set out in the table below, that are essential for the proper functioning of our site. This category of cookies includes those which allow web servers to determine whether you are logged in or not, respond to actions whilst you are logged in and set the language on our site according to your location.  Accordingly, some facilities provided on our site will not be available to you if you do not allow those cookies to be downloaded to your browser. 

We also use a Google Analytics Cookie that carries out statistical analysis.  We use this cookie to monitor and evaluate the use of our site (such as browser usage, new visitor numbers and response to marketing activity).  This helps inform any improvements we make to our site.  We emphasise that this does not contain any information that personally identifies you.  However, you can opt out of the Google Analytics Cookie by visiting their site.

Alternatively, most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc) allow you to change the settings to block or delete some or all cookies.  As mentioned above, if you block all cookies on our site some functionality will be lost.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for cannot be provided.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

We may change our use of cookies over time, but our use of cookies will generally fall into the above categories. Please visit this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes.

The following are the cookies used on our site:

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Google Analytics cookie, used to distinguish you from other users.

Google Developers


Google Analytics cookie, used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to Google.

Google Developers


Google Analytics cookie, used to distinguish you from other users.

Google Developers


Acuitus cookie, used to check if you has allowed cookies.



Acuitus cookie, used to store information required for the operation of our website


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

For more information about what cookies are and your rights to control cookies, you may wish to visit this helpful third party educational resource:

Changes to our cookies policy

This cookies policy was updated on 25 May 2018. Please be aware that we may update this cookies policy from time to time and the latest version will appear on our site.  Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our cookies policy.


If you have any feedback, questions, or requests regarding this cookies policy please contact us at, or contact our Data Protection Officer at