What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that are downloaded on to your computer, tablet or mobile when you visit a website. This is a common feature of almost all websites today because they enable features that make websites easier to use. 

How do we use cookies on

We use cookies to:
  • Recognise you from page to page when you are browsing the site, so we can deliver a ‘joined-up’ and efficient website journey
  • Track how you interact with our website, which gives us insight into how we can make the website better for users

Types of cookies

There are two types of cookies: ‘session’ and ‘persistent’ cookies.

Session cookies

These cookies allow us to remember you within any one visit to our site. They help us tie together your web experience as you move from page to page. These will automatically be enabled, unless you choose to disable them. 

When you leave the site, these cookies do not remain on your machine, they simply expire.

Persistent cookies 

Persistent cookies are set when you visit our site for the first time and they remain on your computer, reactivated on future visits.

Without them, our site would function ok, but you would miss out on enhanced content and features, and we would miss out on finding out really key information that we use daily, to make our site better for users.

The following is a list of the persistent cookies we use and the reasons we use them:

Google Analytics 

This tool allows us to anonymously track how you interact with our site, with a view to improving content and processes on the site to make it better for our users.

Content Management System 

Our Content Management System uses a small number of cookies to remember user settings including which cookies are enabled/disabled.

How do I switch off or change my cookie settings?

We want you to feel entirely comfortable when using our site and we understand that not everyone likes the idea of cookies (of this variety!)

We would like to highlight that your experience of our website will be limited where cookies are required for specific features, however, you can very easily disable cookies in your browser at any time by following the instructions below.

Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.

Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel. See Options window - Privacy Panel for information on these settings.

Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, then click on content settings in the privacy section.

You can manage cookies in Opera if you click on Settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies.

Choose Safari, then Preferences and then click Security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.

Other browsers? 
Visit for comprehensive information on how to control cookie settings across various browsers.

How do I manage cookies on my mobile or tablet?
To manage cookies on mobile and tablets, please refer to your manufacturer’s handbook for details.

Where can I learn more about cookies?

The following sites contain useful information about cookies and how to manage them.

By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by following this link.

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