Our website uses 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 allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your device (for example, your computer or smartphone). It allows our website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical or performance cookies.These 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.

Why do we use cookies?

We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. If you visit our website, we may record information including:

  • The areas of the website you visit
  • The amount of time you spend on the site
  • How you came to our website — for example, through an email link
  • The type of device or browser you use

All cookies have an ‘owner’ which can be identified by looking at the domain (i.e. the company or website name in the cookie). Cookies can either be first-party (i.e. they’re owned by the website who set them) or third-party (i.e. they’re not owned by the website who set them). We use first-party cookies on our websites.

To help you understand how we use cookies, this is a list of the first party cookies that we use or may use from time to time across our website and what each is used for:

Cookie Name Purpose Type
Google Analytics Analytics

Google cookies are used for web analytics and management of tags, pixels and cookies. We use the information from Google to improve our website experience for website visitors and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising.

If you have explicitly opted in to Google’s data privacy policy, Google will associate your IP address with other data held by Google to identify you across multiple devices. You can opt out using Google’s opt out tool.

Google Analytics privacy policy

First Party
Google Tag Manager Analytics

 

This is the tracking tag manager that the Google Analytics tracking sits in. All tags on the site are put into this so it loads asynchronously to not slow down page load time. The actual data that comes from these tags feed into Google Analytics.

Google Analytics privacy policy

First Party

Cookies from third parties

If you come to our site via Facebook or Twitter these sites may track your activity and use the fact that you came to our site to build a profile of you and your internet activity. We are not responsible for their cookies policy and would recommend you visit their respective privacy policies to find out more about how you can stop them from doing this.

Read Facebook’s privacy policy

Read Twitter’s privacy policy

To deactivate the use of third-party cookies, you should visit the consumer page to manage the use of these types of cookies. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Managing your cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are necessary for the website to function. If you do not agree to the use of cookies described in our privacy policy, you can configure your browser settings to block some or all cookies.