A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website.
• recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
• obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
• carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests;
• target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-
based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
• make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form).
We use the following types of cookies:
• Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
• Analytical or performance cookies. These 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).
First and third party cookies First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our
website that are set by another website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook.
We use third party cookies on our website and details of these are included in the table below.
More detail about our cookies. The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
Default Expiry Time
Purpose for the cookie
These cookies collect information about how you use the site – for example which pages you use – and we use them to improve user experience.
Facebook Pixel Targeting
These cookies are used to store and track visits across websites for tailor marketing purposes (for example understanding your interests).
CookieYes sets this cookie as a unique identifier for visitors according to their consent.
CookieYes sets this cookie to check if the consent banner is active on the website.
The cookie is set by CookieYes to remember the users’s consent settings so that the website recognizes the users the next time they visit.
This cookie is set by CookieYes and is used to remember the action taken by the user.
How to turn off cookies or alter settings
You can alter your cookie preferences at any time by going to the cookie consent mechanism and changing the relevant setting to your required preference.
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can also change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ .