Cookie policy

How we use your IP addresses and cookies

We may use cookies on our website to collect anonymous information about your device (computer, mobile phone, tablet or any other device you might use to access our website) and activity whilst visiting, in order to provide a good browsing experience, personalise our service to you and make improvements to our site.

If you are not happy for cookies to be used, please change your internet browser settings to deny them.

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer (or device you use to access the internet) by the majority of websites you visit.
The text files contain information about you and the preferences you have for the website you are visiting. These cookies are stored so that a site can customise its pages for the next time you visit or return to a page previously visited.
Cookie files will only store information from when you have visited the site and the choices you have made whilst visiting. Personal information such as email addresses will not be stored unless you submit your email address to a web form and cookie files will never store any of your bank details.
How do we use cookies?
Cookies on our site are used for our own internal purposes, to track how users navigate through the website. This helps us evaluate and improve our website and online services.

Cookies help us by:

- Making our site work as you need and would expect.
- Allowing sharing of pages with social network sites (e.g. Facebook, twitter, google +).
- Personalise and improve our website and its services through understanding of user preferences.
- Accumulating statistics regarding audience size and usage patterns, which can help us improve our site and online services.
- Allowing you to complete online registration processes and ensuring confidentiality and security for password protected areas.

We will not use cookies to:

- Collect any personally identifiable information.
- Collect any sensitive information.
- Pass any personally identifiable data to third parties or any data to advertising companies.

Managing cookies

You can block cookies by activating the browser settings that allows you to refuse all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Different web browsers take different cookie management approaches; please follow the links listed below for your browser of choice.

Desktop browsers:

Mobile browsers:

Our cookies

We use the following cookies

Essential cookies - these are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to access secure areas.
Analytical/performance cookies - these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and how our site has been used. This information helps us improve the way our site works.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are analytical/performance cookies.

Cookies used by this website

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and their purposes below:

Google analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve our site.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form,including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.



The Facebook 'Like' buttons are used to promote our site on facebook.



These are used where the 'Tweet this' button or other Twitter widgets are used via our website.


These cookies are used by our website content management system to anonymously track your sessions.

Changes to our policy

We may update our cookie policy from time to time so please check regularly for any updates.

This policy was last updated in October 2019.