How we use cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which we download onto your computer or mobile phone when you visit our website. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the functionality of our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We also use cookies to identify you. This helps us to discover the areas that you are interested in and to further focus our communications with you. You may change your browser settings to block these cookies at any time. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

Cookies come in many forms. We have set out below the main types and categories of cookies that are used and what they allow us to see:

  • Google Analytics – These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This information is completely anonymous. Information on how to opt out of Google Analytics can be found at
  •  Add this – These cookies enable you to easily share web pages on Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks by using the buttons on our website.
  • WordPress_logged_in* – These cookies check whether you are a logged-in user.
  • wp-settings-{user_id} – These cookies are used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.
  • wp_sharing_{id} – These cookies are used to track whether or not a user has already performed an action.
  • _cfduid – These cookies are used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

The use of cookies allow us to see:

  • The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our website.
  • The type of Internet browser and the operating system of the computer you use to access our site.
  • The date and time you visit our site.
  • The pages you visit on our site.
  • The pages you share on social media and to which social media network.
  • If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.
  • If you were referred to our website from a search engine, the address of that website and the search term you used to find us.

Note: The site may use additional cookies that may not be listed above.

How to accept or refuse cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser should tell you how.

If you do not want to receive cookies from our website, you may set your browser to restrict or block cookies. You can do this through your browser settings; from the “Tools” section in your browser or from the menu if using Google Chrome.

To find out more about cookies, you can visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do accept or refuse cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

We recommend that you leave cookies active. Bear in mind that if you block or turn off cookies, some webpages may not display correctly and you may be prevented from taking full advantage of the website.