Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

We use cookies on our website which amongst other things, help us to improve your experience and to ensure that it performs as you expect it to.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit.  They can improve your experience, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of the site so that it can be improved to meet your needs.

Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device, unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you.

You can set your cookie preferences when you arrive at our website, or change them at any time in the settings of the browser you use.

Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented.  Although, please do remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our website will not work - for example we stream video from other sites, these may function using a cookie, without which you can’t watch the video.

What do the cookies we use do?

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable site contributors to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These are cookies that 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, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Specifically we use Google Analytics for this purpose. They use cookies to track activity and return anonomised data about that activity.