A cookie is a data file, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web server and is then stored on the hard drive of the device you are using to browse the website. Each website you visit can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access cookies it has already sent to you, not cookies sent to you by other sites.
Cookies help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service, for example by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognise you when you return to our Website.
You have the opportunity to set your devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be aware that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the website.
You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Notice for users
Analytical/ Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website (we use Google Analytics).
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
These are used to recognise users when they return to a website. They remember user choices and enable the personalisation of content.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
for comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies.
Be aware that restricting cookies may affect your ability to navigate and use our Website.
You have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner (ICO) or to seek a remedy through the courts if you believe that your rights have been breached.
If you have a concern about any aspect of our privacy practices, including the way we’ve handled your information, you can report it to the ICO. You can find details of how to do this at:
or by calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113