What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer’s memory and hard drive when you visit certain web pages. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website.
Analytical purposes: We use analytical cookies that allow us to recognise, measure and track visitors to our Website. This helps us to improve and develop the way our Website works, for example, by determining whether site visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of our Website that are of the most interest to them. For these purposes, we may store the following:
the name of the domain from which you accessed the internet
the date and time you accessed our Website
the advert or internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Website
the pages you accessed while visiting our Website
the device from which you accessed our Website
the location from which you accessed our Website
In addition, we use a third party service providers to provide certain analytics services to us in connection with the operation of the Website, including (without limitation) the collection and tracking of the data and information listed above. We may disclose visitor data, including personally identifiable information, to enable those third party service providers to provide such services. Such data may be sent to those third party service providers and their local overseas suppliers, where the standard of data protection may be lower than the country in which you reside.
Usage preferences: Some of the cookies on our Website are activated when visitors to our sites make a choice about their usage of the site. Our Website then ‘remembers’ the settings preferences of the user concerned. This allows us to tailor aspects of our sites to the individual user.
Functional purposes: Functional purpose cookies store information that is needed by our applications to process and operate. For example, where requests within an application involve multiple stages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily, in order to facilitate completion of the overall request.
Your cookie preferences
To make full use of our Website, your computer or mobile device will need to accept cookies, as our sites will not function properly without them. In addition, cookies are required in order to provide you with personalised features on our Website.
Third party cookies.
Amending cookie preferences
Our website uses Google Analytics who provide reports on website traffic data to help us understand usage and to ensure we continue to improve your experience when using our website.
You can amend your preferences or opt-out of Google Analytics here:
We use Mailchimp to operate our marketing mailshots. If you have signed up to our mailing list, the Mailchimp Cookies Statement also applies to our interactions with you. See: