Cookie Policy

This page describes how our web site uses cookies to improve the visitor experience and how you can manage which cookies are placed on your computer.


What are cookies?


Cookies are small text files which are transferred from our web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  They are widely used in order to make web sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide general usage information to web site owners.  We use cookies for these reasons only and do not use them to collect any personal information about you.


Are any of these cookies necessary?


Yes.  Some of the cookies we set are absolutely necessary to the web site.  Without them the web site would simply stop functioning.  We have listed these as ‘Strictly necessary cookies’.  You cannot disable our strictly necessary cookies.


How can I manage other types of cookie?


Not all cookies are strictly necessary.  An explanation of the purpose and benefit of all of the other cookies used on our web site is provided.  If you wish to disable any of these cookies then a link has been provided to allow you to do so.  In some cases, you may need to visit a third-party web site operated by one of our service providers to disable the cookies.

The cookies we use…


Strictly necessary cookies


These cookies perform important functions on our web site.  Without them we cannot provide you with basic features and normal web site behaviour which you will expect us to.  For this reason, you cannot disable these cookies.






Site cookie



This cookie is set to help us remember that you have seen the cookie message required by law and accepted it.



Performance Cookies


These cookies collect general information about how visitors use our web site to help us improve our web site for everyone.  For instance, we track which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages or broken links.  These cookies don’t collect personal information that identifies a visitor.  All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.




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Google Analytics




Google Analytics is a third-party traffic analysis service that helps us understand how visitors use our web site.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  


You can opt-out of all Google Analytics cookies by installing a browser add-on provided by Google: