How we use cookies

When delivering services over the internet it is common practice to store small amounts of information on your computer or phone. This information is stored by your web browser in small files called cookies.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that a website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, often a randomly generated unique number.

When you visit our website, your browser will receive cookies from our website. Cookies may be used in the following ways:

  • To enable the personalisation features on our website.
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally from these statistics.

There are two main types of cookies, first party and third party.

  • First party cookies: these are our own cookies.
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies used by other companies’ tools. The only third party cookies we use are for Google Analytics. These cookies are controlled by them.

Two types of cookies may be used on our website, session cookies, which are temporary and remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer.

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences.

Disabling / enabling cookies

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you will not be able to use all the interactive features of our website if cookies are disabled.