Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and preferences.

You can choose to refuse cookies or tell your browser to let you know each time that a website tries to set a cookie. However, refusing cookies may mean some sections of the site will not work properly.

You can find more information about cookies and how to block or delete them at and

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories set out in the ICC UK Cookie guide available at the ICC’s website at A list of all cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the services you have asked for cannot be provided.

We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie type: Server—Session state
Description: Unique identifier for each computer generated by the server to keep track of the user’s current session state.
When set: Site first accessed

Category 2: Performance Cookies

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 these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

We use the following performance cookies:

Cookie type: Google Analytics
Cookie name: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
Description: Unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to determine the number of unique visitors to various parts of the website. Data is only used in aggregate.
When set: Site first accessed

For further details on Google Analytics cookies, visit Google’s web site at

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3: Functionality Cookies

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. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

We use the following functionality cookies:

Cookie type: Our introductory message. You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
Cookie name: seen_cookie_message
Description: Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message
When set: Site first accessed. Expires—1 month

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.