Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.   Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites.   Our cookies also provide us with aggregated information about how visitors interact with our website.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you would expect
  • Improve the speed and security of our site
  • Continuously improve the website for you
  • Improve the quality of the information we provide you

We do not use cookies to collect any personally identifiable information about you (without your express permission), nor to pass any personally identifiable data to third parties.  We do not pass personal data collected via cookies to advertising networks.

The expiry of persistent cookies set by our website is 2 years.  Session cookies expire when you stop browsing our website.

Permission to use cookies:

If the settings on your browser are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.  Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies:

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (eg Mac or Windows) which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies, how long visitors spend on the site, what page they look at etc.  This helps us continuously to improve our website.  These so call “analytics” programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (eg from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.  We use Google Analytics.  You can find out more about their privacy policy and security here (http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html). To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit here (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Turning cookies off:

You can usually switch most cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies.  Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of other websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been stored and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/