Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our website to improve performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent by a web server and stored in a user’s web browser, (or on the browsing device itself) whilst they are browsing a certain web page.

If you don’t wish to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see ‘Blocking cookies’ for help to turn them on should you need to.

Cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information in any of the cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related content to show you when you’re browsing.

We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with the EU ePrivacy Directive, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.


Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.


Blocking cookies

Cookies help you get the most out of our website and we advise you not to block them.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.


What cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies:

Essential cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website 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.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

3rd Party cookies

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.

View Google’s privacy policy:


More information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at

If you have any queries regarding our cookie policy please contact us.