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Information about how and why we use cookies on our websites and how you can manage them.

A rule from the EU means that we need to ask your permission before our website sets cookies. By continuing to browse the website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What a cookie is

A cookie is a small text file stored by your browser when you visit a website. Cookies store information about you on your computer so that when you go back to a website again, the browser will 'remember' your preferences, for example login details or personalised settings.

Most major websites use cookies, as they can help improve user experience.

To find out more about cookies please visit the Information Commissioner┬┤s Office website.

Cookies we use

There are two different types of cookies set when you visit our website:


Session cookies set by this website or by third-party websites

These are cookies that are deleted when you close your browser. They do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.


Persistent cookies set by this website or by third party websites

These cookies remain on your computer when you close your browser. They help us identify you as a unique visitor (by storing a randomly generated number) and help your browser remember preferences when returning to our websites. They also help us find out more about how people use our websites, which helps us to improve user experience. The only third-party cookies used by this site are set by plugins that share content or 'likes' to Google+ or Facebook.

Cookies we use on our website:

Name of cookie How long it lasts Sessional or persistent What it does


Two years


A cookie is set when a visitor first comes to the site and keeps track of the number of visits they make.


30 mins


Records the time when a visitor enters a site and expires at the end of the session.


Until you close your browser


Records the time when a visitor leaves a site.


Six months


Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what keyword was used.

Blocking cookies

We do not recommend that you block or delete cookies from our website as parts of our websites may not work properly, and you may find them more difficult to use.

However, most web browsers allow you to block, manage or delete cookies through the browser settings. To find out how to do this, visit the all about cookies or use your browser's 'Help' guide.