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Cookie Policy

This cookie policy was published on 1 June 2020.  

Please read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on how we use cookies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (eg computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. 

We may use cookies on our website for security and online tracking purposes, to facilitate navigation, better display information, monitor the success of our services and advertising campaigns, and to deliver more relevant advertising throughout your online experience. We also use cookies to gather information about your use of our services. We do this to improve the user experience and the design and functionality of our services.

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on our website, what pages they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us how people reached our website (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we may collect through cookies, please see below.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www. aboutcookies .org or www.allaboutcookies.org .

Consent to use of cookies and changing settings

We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device.  You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies or manage any other cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon.  You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’.  It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

Alternatively, common web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers you can follow the links below.  Please note that if you change your browser settings so that no cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are accepted, you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Opera

Apple Safari

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .

Our use of cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Cookie

Description

Duration

Type

_ga

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

2 years

Analytics

_gid

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

1 day

Analytics

_gat

This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.

1 minute

Performance