Cookie Policy

Our website uses four cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Google Analytics Cookies

Four cookies are used to collect anonymous data.

  • _utma - expires after 2 years
  • _utmb - expires after 30 minutes
  • _utmc - expires after 6 months
  • _utmz - expires after 6 months

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site. It collects information about where visitors to our site have come from (both in terms of location (based on your IP address) and from which page they have accessed our site), the pages that they have viewed, the amount of time that they spend on each page and the numbers of visitors to each page.

Once collected, we use this information to compile reports, analyse the information and use it to improve our site.

Any data collected by Google Analytics is anonymous. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please click here.

Blocking & Managing Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you should still be able to access all of our website, but you may not be to access all or parts of other websites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

A useful guide as to how to delete and manage cookies can be found at This website has information about cookies, how they work and why they are used by websites.

Our cookies will expire after the periods set out in the table above.