Cookies Policy


Why we use cookies on our website

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to perform many different roles. For example, they can be used to enable users to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences, and manage log-ins and can be used to generally improve the user experience.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site and to deliver a better service.

We use cookies that are necessary for the site to work and some “analytical” cookies. Analytics cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site 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. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. All of the cookies listed below work on an anonymous basis and carry no information about an individual’s identity.

Cookie Purpose
Strictly necessary cookies These cookies are necessary for the website to function correctly and to provide users with functions they specifically request (e.g. logging into a section of the website, or filling in a form). These cookies can be disabled by changing your browser settings but some parts of the site will not then work. 
Analytics Cookies

Used to track visits to our own websites to aggregate a range of metrics and measurements. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor’s name. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. They are only used to improve how the website works

We use Google Analytics _ga and _gid (which are used to distinguish user IDs) and _gat (used to route traffic to the right server). These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The data that is generated by the cookie (including your IP Address) is forwarded to Google. Google use this information to compile reports on our behalf and to help us improve the website. This information informs us about the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they have visited. The _ga and _gid cookies expire 2 years from the date they were last refreshed. The _gat cookie expires after 1 minute. 

For more information about how Google uses data see


You can change your cookie preferences at any time using our cookies tool.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

To opt out of Google Analytics, you may also install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser by visiting here.

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We’d also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookie policy

Analytics cookies

We’d like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookie policy