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

1.2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

1.3. You can manage your preferences in relation to our use of cookies on the cookies pop up box which can be accessed by clicking on the 'c' icon on the bottom left hand side of your screen. Please use the on/off toggle to tell us which cookies you consent to and which ones you do not.

1.4. We use the following cookies:

1.4.1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable the session to be remembered or you to log into secure areas of our website.

1.4.2. 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.

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

Cookie Name Purpose
Strictly necessary cookie PHPSESSID

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used: This cookie is essential for our site to:

  • Access secure parts of our website.
  • Make sure that each session is remembered.

Analytical/ performance cookie _ _utma
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These are part of Google Analytics cookies which enable us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.


1.6. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks, search engines and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. If you have any concerns about this you should ensure your browser settings are set to limit third party tracking. This is not something we control as it can happen before you visit our website.

1.7. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of 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 site.

1.8. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire between 2 hours and 6 months after being set, depending on the cookie.