Cookies Policy

Our websites (,, and use cookies to distinguish you from other users.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites.  It also allows us to improve our sites.

Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit websites.   Cookies may be present only for the duration of your visit to our sites; or they may be persistent for the duration of your internet usage; or they may be of longer duration where they relate to providing a customised browsing experience or service for you on our sites.

We use the following types of cookies on our sites for the purposes described below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to allow you to browse our website and use the features and services made available to you through it.

Performance Cookies: These cookies, also known as statistics cookies, are used to gather data on how visitors use our websites, which pages of our websites are used most often, or if error messages are encountered.  We set Google Analytics cookies to improve the performance and function of our websites.  These cookies provide aggregated data and are therefore anonymous.

For more information on Google Analytics Cookie usage on websites see:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit:

Functional Cookies:  These cookies are used to enhance the function of our websites, including recognising you when you return and allowing us to remember your preferences.  They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we use.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies: These cookies may be set through our sites by third parties. They are designed to gather information from you to display advertisements to you based on relevant topics that interest you.  We have no control over third-party cookies – for more information please see the links to the third-party privacy and cookie policies below:

Most internet browsing software will allow you to control the acceptance and storage of cookies.  You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser menu that allows you to refuse the setting for all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites or their content.

For further information about cookies, their control or management please go to the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance via the following link: