Cookies

In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit any of our websites and how to reject or delete those cookies.

Related policies and statements

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our other policies:

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. They are sent back to the originating website each time you visit the site.

Cookies can't harm your computer.

What do cookies typically do?

Cookies can be used for lots of reasons.  Websites we use them to remember your preferences, but we also use them to monitor how visitors use our site so that we can improve them in the future.

Types of cookies

We've used the same categorisation of cookies that has been defined by the International Chamber of Commerce (UK). We've done this to ensure that users become familiar with the typical uses of the various types of cookies.

Cookies used by this website

Strictly necessary cookies - these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas. The website wouldn't work for you without them
Performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We use this information to improve how our website works.
Functionality cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make. We use them to remember your username and accessibility settings. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites

Cookies not used by this website

Targeting/advertising cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests

Managing cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

The website www.aboutcookies.org contains a comprehensive set of instructions on how to accept or reject cookies on a wide variety of browsers.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

How to opt-out of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. Find our more about how cookies are used on the Google Privacy site

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, including this website, download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.