Cookie Policy


This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used on

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Types of cookies

We use the following types of cookies on our website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential to make our website or a service that you have requested work. They enable you to move around the site and use its features. Necessary services on our website, such as the ability to access secure areas, cannot be provided without these cookies.
  • Analytics / Performance cookies – These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works and the services we provide, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies - These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our website and tailor our site to provide enhanced features to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your user name or language choices.
  • Advertising cookies - These cookies record information such as the fact you have visited a website, the pages visited and the links followed. This information is used to make advertising you see on this website or on external websites more relevant to you. They may also be used to measure how effective advertising is and limit the number of times you see an advert. The information they collect may be shared with other organisations such as advertising our partners.
  • Social media cookies - In order to enhance your internet experience and to make the sharing of content easier, some of the pages on our website may contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook or Twitter. Through these tools or applications the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control these cookies and you should check the social media service provider's website for further details about how they use cookies.

How long do cookies stay on your device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a persistent or session cookie.

  • Session cookies – These are temporary cookies that stay on your device until you leave the website.
  • Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.

Who controls cookies that are placed on your device?

"First party cookies" are cookies that we control and place on your device. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that another party controls but are placed on your device when you visit our website.

Third party cookies help us provide a service or function of the website but we may not control how the third party uses the information collected through the cookie. You should refer to the relevant third party’s own privacy and cookie policy to understand how they use cookies.

Cookies used on this website

We use cookies to gather statistics on how this website is being used so that we can continue to make improvements, and we use cookies to remember your cookie settings. We do not collect or store any personal information about you in these cookies.

The following table provides information about the cookies that are used on this website:

Cookie Name Type of cookie – necessary, analytics, functionality, advertising, social media First or Third Party Cookie – Name of third party Persistent or Session Cookie – Cookie expires after Purpose cookie is used for
Strictly Necessary First Party Persistent - 365 days This stores your preference for enabling or disabling non‐essential cookies.
Analytics/Performance Third Party - Google Session

Google Analytics cookies gather information on the number of visits, pages viewed, the duration of time spent on pages, and other site statistics.

You can disable all Google Analytics on your web browser using the Google Analytics Opt‐Out Browser Add‐on .

visitor_type Strictly Necessary First Party Session Used to customize the appearance of the site depending on the type of user.
cookie_notification Strictly Necessary First Party Session Used to suppress display of cookie notification when the notification has been dismissed.

How to manage cookies from this site

You can withdraw or modify your agreement to our use of cookies at any time. This can be done in the following ways:

  • - Using our cookie consent tool
  • You can select to turn off [different cookies][types of cookies][all cookies] using our cookie consent tool. Please click here to access our tool.
  • - Using browser settings
  • You can use your web browser’s settings to accept, refuse, and delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" settings).

To find more information about managing cookies through your browser, you can visit:

  • - Third party opt-outs
  • You can opt-out of some of the third party cookies listed in the table above by visiting the third parties website. [We have provided links to their opt-out tool in the table above.]
  • - Advertising cookies
  • The advertising industry in the EU has developed a scheme to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for advertising purposes. You can find out more about the EU scheme from

Please note that if you delete or refuse cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of the website.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about how we use cookies, you can contact us using the details below:

Updates to this policy

We may update this policy from time to time. When we make a material change to this policy, we’ll provide you with a prominent notice e.g. by displaying a notice of changes on our website. Policy last updated: 17/08/2018

We may embed videos on some of our pages from our YouTube channel. If you play one of these videos YouTube will store cookies on your device. Learn more about how Google uses cookies and their privacy policy.

You can disable non‐essential cookies on our website. This will also delete existing cookies.

Note that Cookie Banner, Cookie Preferences, and other essential system cookies shall remain.

To learn more about cookies and how you can see them, delete them, and manage them on your device, visit and


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