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Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites when you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide information to the owners of the site.

Several of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate. You may delete and block all cookies from our sites, but parts of the site may not function correctly.

All our cookies have a life that spans only the length of your session with our website, sometimes shorter. The one exception is the cookie named “YourCookieSettings” which has a life span of 365 days and necessary to store your cookie settings for this site.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised using best practice. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out in the table below.

Cookie Categories

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Strictly Necessary cookies are always enabled.

Functional Enabled Disabled

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Performance Enabled Disabled

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works.

Targeting Enabled Disabled

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Additional Cookie Categories

  • Third Party

    When you visit a site you may notice some cookies that aren't related to that site. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from Google Maps, you may be sent cookies from these websites. The original site does not control the setting of these cookies, so it is suggested you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

  • Flash Cookies

    Adobe Flash Player used for videos uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

    If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please note that if you disable Flash cookies for a site you will be unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

Cookies used on this website

Cookie Category Cookie Name Purpose
Strictly Necessary YourCookieSettings This cookie stores your browser settings for this website.
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Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.