Cookie Policy

Like most websites, we use cookies in order to deliver an efficient and personalised browsing experience and also to help improve our websites. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file sent to your device when you access a particular website. The data file is then sent back to the website on subsequent visits. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a users device and their preferences.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

1. Session Cookies

Session cookies enable a site to keep track of a users movements from page to page so they don’t get asked for the same information they’ve already given. Session cookies allow you to proceed through the pages of our websites quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit.

2. Performance Cookies

These are used across our websites to help provide you with a better user experience and are for internal use only. We currently use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how visitors are using our websites, enabling us to enhance performance and to present our content better.

Please visit for more information on Google Analytics cookies or to opt-out.

3. Third Party Cookies and Embedded Content

Third party cookies are set by an organisation different to the owner of the website you are visiting. Pages with embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, a link to a social media platform which enables users to share or ‘Like’ content they are viewing may result in a cookie being set by that particular social media platform.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information. Links to the privacy polices for those platforms most commonly used by our websites are provided below.




What if I want to disable the use of cookies? *

You are not obligated to accept cookies and you may amend your browser’s settings to prevent it from accepting some or all type of cookies. Here’s how:


Google Chrome
• Select Tools > Options > Under the Bonnet > Privacy > Content Settings.
• Click the “Cookie settings” tab and choose your preferred settings.

Internet Explorer 9.0
• Select gear wheel in top right-hand corner of browser > Internet Options > Privacy tab > Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
• For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced.

Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0
• Select Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab > Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
• For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced.

AOL 9.0
• From AOL Toolbar, select Settings > Internet [Web] Options > Select Use your Internet Explorer Settings to set Advanced Browser Options > Privacy tab > Advanced > Deselect override automatic cookie handling

AOL 7.0 with IE 6.x and 8.0
• From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings > Preferences > Internet Properties (WWW) > Privacy > Advanced
• Deselect override automatic cookie handling button

Mozilla Firefox
• Select Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies > Choose your preferred settings

• Select Tools > Preferences > Privacy and select one of the available options.


Google Chrome
• Select Tool icon > Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Adjust Cookies

Internet Explorer 5 (MacOS X and 9)
• Explorer Menu > Preferences > Choose Preferences from Explorer > Receiving Files > Select Cookies
• Choose your preferred settings

• Edit Menu > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Cookies
• Choose your preferred settings.

Safari (MacOS X)
• Safari Menu > Preferences > Security Icon > Cookie Settings > Choose preferred settings

• Main Menu > Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly) > Select Privacy

* Please note, by disabling cookies certain services on this website may not be available to you and your enjoyment of this site may be impaired.