Our website uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They allow websites to store such things as  user preferences. You can think of cookies as  providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. However this cookie does not let us know your name, address, age or any other information that can identify you as  a person.


Site performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on our website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. An example is remembering the information you put into our forms.


Anonymous analytics cookies

Each time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates a set of anonymous analytics cookies. Again, no personally identifiable information is shared:

  • These cookies can tell  us whether or not you have visited the site before.
  • Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies. If you don’t, we generate new ones.
  • This allows us to track how many unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.


Other third party cookies

On some of our pages, third party controls may also set  their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of the way cookies work, we  cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by our website.


Cookies on this site

We use the following cookies on this website:






2 years

Used to distinguish users


2 years

Used to persist session state


How to turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All  modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.

We have included some functionality on the website allowing the user to turn off non-essential cookies. When you first visit the site you’ll be greeted with a pop-up prompting you to put in your preferences. All non-essential cookies can be enabled and will not be stored on your computer until you accept them.


Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:


For further legal information about privacy issues visit The Information Commissioner’s Office.

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