This website uses cookies set by us and by third parties. Further information on these cookies is set out below. Please read this information carefully. By continuing to use this website, you are consenting to the use of cookies. You may opt-out of the use of cookies at any time by adjusting your cookie privacy settings to manage your cookies being processed via your browser settings.

Modern browsers provide the option to change the cookie settings. These settings are usually found under the “Options” section or in the “Preferences” menu of your browser.

If you would like information about cookies and on how to restrict or block cookies, please visit more information can be found in the How to control and delete cookies section below. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the Website to its highest capability.

In order to comply with new rules, we use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on this Website, or which may be dropped by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them and the functionality you will lose if don’t want to have them on your device.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and support relevant information and functionality. They also enable us to keep the website and information, up to date, relevant and error free and provide information about how the website is used. You can find more information about cookies at and

What cookies are used on this website?

A list of the main cookies used on this Website is set out below. We will review and update this list on a regular basis.

The categories of cookies which are used are:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use it features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

View details of strictly necessary cookies on this website:

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.

They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Third party cookies

This website uses a number of supplies who also set cookies on our website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. A list of all third party cookies that are used on this website and what each is used for appears below.

Social media & sharing tools

This website utilises social media and sharing tools throughout the website including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Digg and Delicious. Using these elements of the website allows these service providers to set cookies on your device and track your behaviours within their platforms. Social media and sharing tool providers may also detect your presence on this website if you are logged into their services. The cookies set and tracking carried out by these third party providers is not under our control. 

Duration of cookies

Cookies are either Persistent cookies or Session cookies:

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How to control and delete cookies

You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

Strictly Necessary cookies

This is a list of the main strictly necessary cookies set by the Website, and describes what each is used for:


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Cookie duration



General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.




This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust.  It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down.  It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.  The cookie has a one year lifespan.

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This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered.

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This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page.  It may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.















































General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by server.



Performance cookies

This is a list of the main performance cookies set by the website, and describes what each is used for. Some of these cookies are also third party cookies:

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Cookie duration



Google conversion tracking cookie

90 days


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Website analytics service provided by SiteImprove.  It enables site owners to gather usage statistics about their websites.

1000 days


Google Analytics tracking

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Google Universal Analytics - used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. 

Google Universal Analytics. Stores and updates a unique value for page visited.  





730 days








1 day








This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate our use of our website and compile reports on user activity. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

We also use Gaia Insight to enable us to understand how visitors interact with the website particularly the paths visitors take through the website. This data is used to help understand how visitors interact with the website and the way in which they navigate through it. Your IP address and other personally identifiable data are not associated with any other data held by Gaia Insight.

Targeting cookies

This is a list of the main targeting cookies set by the website, and describes what each is used for. Some of these cookies are also third party cookies:


Cookie name


Cookie duration



Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

90 days



Google Analytics Cookies

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Third party cookies

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used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.


This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service.  As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites.  This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. 


This domain is owned by Google Inc. Google provide search engine services and a range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies. It uses the data gathered to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.


Contains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising.  

180 days



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Links to social media and sharing sites

Links to privacy statements of 3rd parties:


Policy changes

This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as at May 2023. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be posted here.