Cookies Policy

Your privacy and our use of cookies

Under new EU law, it is our responsibility to inform you that we use cookies within our website and describe their general usage below.

Cookies on this website

Cookies are small text files stored by your device when you access most websites on the internet. We will use two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies – these expire when you close your browser and do not remain on your computer.
  • Persistent cookies – these are stored in the longer term on your computer. They are normally used to make sure the site remembers your preferences.

This web site uses cookies in order to make it easier to use and to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you. Cookies also provide us with information about how this Website is used so we can keep it is as up to date, relevant and error free as possible. Further information about the types of cookies in use on this Website is set out below.

By using this Website you agree to the use of cookies. Please note that certain cookies may be set the moment you start visiting this Website. These will be session cookies on your first visit to this Website. If you continue to use or revisit this Website then persistent cookies of the types described below will be served. You can choose to manage the cookies we use on this Website through your browser settings at any time. For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please note that preventing cookies is likely to impact the functionality or performance of this Website, or prevent you from using certain services provided through it. If you choose to prevent cookies, we cannot be sure how this Website will perform during your visit.

The types of cookies we currently use on this Website are set out below. 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to move around this Website and use its features and/or services. These cookies allow this Website to provide services at the request of users.

This Website uses strictly necessary cookies to:

  • Identify you as being logged in to this Website
  • Remember things like information you’ve entered when you navigate to different pages during your session on this Website

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies allow us to update this Website to cater for Website user preferences and improve performance. They collect information about how this Website is used, e.g. which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies individuals. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

This Website uses performance cookies to:

  • Provide statistics on how this Website is used (including selections that you have made and pages that you have viewed, during your use of this Website)

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies allow this Website to remember choices you make, e.g. your user name, log in details and language preferences and any customisations you make to Website pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.

This Website uses functional cookies to:

  • Identify you as having consented to use of cookies by this Website
  • Remember settings you’ve applied (such as layout, text size, preferences and colours)
  • Remember selections you have made (such as search functions and results)
  • Apply customised content segments to individual users
  • Apply users’ individual service specifications
  • Share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose