Looking after your information is important to us.

This page explains cookies in relation to our site. Please be aware that not all cookies are created because of your use of this website; they may be created and utilised by a third party as a result of you being a user or logged into another service (such as a social media platform).


We may change this policy at any time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 8 August 2018.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file. It isn’t a programme and doesn’t actively do anything on your computer.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to monitor and measure what visitors do on our website. It enables us to know what areas of the site are popular, how often visitors come back, where they come from, whether they are using a PC or a mobile device and so on. Knowing how our site is being used means we can improve visitor and customer experience in the future. You have the ability to refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser - please refer to your own browser's help section for this.

What types of cookies may we use?

When visiting you may have the following cookies placed on your computer:

  • Session cookie: This cookie lasts for the duration of your visit. It is destroyed when you close the browser or navigate away from the website you are browsing.
  • Session tracking cookie: This cookie is set on your first visit to any pages of the website. They last longer than the duration of your stay and enable us understand which parts of the website are regularly visited and therefore how we can improve our service and website.
  • Visit tracking cookie: This cookie is used by us to track repeat visitors to the website. We do this to build up a picture of how visitors use the website and therefore how we can improve our service and website.

Google cookies

Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use the Website. All web traffic and usage information is collected in an aggregate and anonymous form. We use this information for analytical purposes to evaluate the performance of our marketing campaigns, to compile reports and to make improvements to the website to enhance visitor and customer experience. For more information, please visit:

  • Google Tag Manager privacy policy:
  • Google privacy information:
  • How Google uses data from third party websites
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser plug-in from:

Third Party Cookies

These may include: Facebook

  • If you have a Facebook account, these cookies will allow you to share content on the website with your Facebook contacts. You will also be able to tell if you or your Facebook friends ‘Liked’ any content on the Website in the past. The cookies will also send some non-personal data to Facebook to gather aggregate information on how people interact with websites that use the “Like” button.
  • Facebook does not use the information they receive to create a profile of your browsing behaviour or to show you targeted ads, although they may use anonymous or aggregate data to improve ads generally. Facebook delete or anonymise the information they receive within 90 days and don’t sell it to advertisers or share it without your permission.
  • These cookies are set by the Twitter plugin on the website pages. The majority of Twitter cookies are set if you are logged into your Twitter account. Twitter uses collected information for analytical purposes and to tailor content based on your interests, for example they will suggest who you should follow on Twitter. Tailored content is stored with only the browser cookie ID and is separated from other Twitter widget data such as page-visit information. After a maximum of 10 days, Twitter starts the process of deleting or aggregating Widget Data, which is usually instantaneous but in some cases may take up to a week.
  • Twitter privacy policy:
  • Content personalisation information and opt-out:
  • LinkedIn uses cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who used LinkedIn has the best possible experience. They also use cookies to help keep your LInkedIn account safe.
  • For more infomration, please see their Cookies policy:
  • Instagram uses cookies and other technologies to show you relevant content, iprove your experience and help portect Instagram and their users.
  • Find out more at:
Flash Cookies/Flash Video
  • Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) may be stored on your computer when you have Adobe Flash installed and view Flash media, such as videos embedded using YouTube or Flowplayer. Flash Cookies are stored on your computer much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them using a browser.
  • Adobe’s website offers a tool to control Flash cookies at: