Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file which is placed on an internet user’s computer hard drive when visiting a website.  The information a cookie contains and its purpose is determined by the website operator and can be used by that web server every time you visit that site. Additional guidance explaining what cookies are and what they do can be found in the links below:


Which cookies do we use

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:

  • First party cookies: these are our own cookies controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site. Please note that these cookies exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes.
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we use to enhance our site. For example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies which are controlled by them.


Third Party cookies

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Others TBC?

While we will endeavour to keep the list above updated, this site relies on many third party services and the list may therefore become out of date if those services alter cookies they use.


How we use cookies

We use cookies to identify which web pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about traffic to our site enabling us to improve it and tailor it to the needs of our visitors.  We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you other than data you choose to share with us.

The cookie helps analyse web traffic and allows web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The application can therefore tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.  So cookies are used to save time and make visiting web sites more efficient and enjoyable.

Please note that all of these cookies exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes. If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser (see ‘How to manage cookies’ below) but this may affect your experience on the site.

Please note that if you do choose to share content from our website through any social media providers we do not control the setting of these cookies.  We therefore recommend you check that provider’s website for further information.


How to manage cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Often web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually modify your setting to decline them if you prefer although this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:


System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, our website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with it (System logs) or use for this purpose other personal data (such as IP Address)



Following a link to from another website

If you come to our website from another website, it may receive information from the other website.  We do not use this personal data.  You should therefore read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more.


Following a link from to another website

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy notices of these websites.



We may need to update this Cookie Policy in the future.  Please therefore review this Policy periodically to stay informed. This Cookie Policy was last updated in December 2023.


Further information

If you have any questions about our Cookie Policy please email