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Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. In this policy the term “cookie” describes a range of technologies, including cookies, web beacons and pixel tags.

There are two main types of cookies that are used:

Session cookies

These are set at the start of your visit to the website and only exist for the time you remain on the website. They are removed when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies

These remain until they expire or are deleted. Many have automation deletion dates so your device isn’t overloaded with cookies.

Use of cookies by this website

A number of the cookies that we use on the website are essential for parts of the site to operate and some have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from the site, but parts of the site will not work.

There are a number of different types of cookies which have different purposes:

  • Necessary – enable you to use our site and services

  • Functional – remember choices you make to improve site experience

  • Performance/analytics – anonymised and aggregated information collection about how visitors use our site and services

  • Targeting / advertising – used to serve advertisements relevant to your interests

Necessary and Functional Cookies

These are necessary and/or functional types of cookies. Disabling these would affect the functionality and may restrict access to certain parts of the website.

There are currently no Necessary or Functional cookies set on this site

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for example which pages visitors go to most often. All information collected by these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous.

Universal analytics (Google)

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

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Targeting and Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to serve advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. You can manage the use of internet-based advertising cookies and disable the sharing of information about your online activities across websites and interactive properties.

There are currently no Targeting or Advertising cookies set on this site

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

When someone visits our website we use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information, details of visitor behaviour patterns and search terms being used on the site. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit

You can withdraw consent at any time - all browsers allow users to remove cookies from particular sites. To do this yourself, you can read this handy guide: Alternatively, you can contact and our IT Support team can guide you through the process.

Updates to this policy

We may occasionally make changes to this policy.

When we make changes to this policy, we will provide you with a prominent notice e.g by displaying a notice on the website.