What are cookies?

Cookies are text files stored on your browser as a record of your activity on the site. EU legislation states that all websites must let you know when cookies are in use. Most websites use cookies and they won’t cause any harm to your device. Cookies don’t tell us who you are or give us any personal details about you. If you do not accept the cookies you will still be able to browse our site and will not prevent any functionality of the site itself.

Which cookies do we use on this site and why?

The main type of cookie that we use assists us in monitoring site performance. Performance cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website, for example, how many visitors came to our website and when, what browsers visitors use, and how long visitors stay on the site. This data does not contain any information that is personal to you.

The length of time a cookie stays on your device varies depending upon the type. The names of the cookies we use on this site and the function they perform are as follows:

Google Analytics & Tag Manager: This cookie allows us to see information on user website activities including, but not limited to page views, source and time spent on a website. The information is depersonalised and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy. 

Enabling and disabling cookies

If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your web browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. Most elements of this website will still function if you disable cookies in your web browser settings. 

To check if cookies are enabled on your device, please follow the steps below. Alternatively, view your browser’s help pages or information on how to manage cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.

Further information

For more information about cookies, see the ICO's Cookies and similar technologies.