What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This page explains the cookies we use and why.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies to optimize your experience on our website and gather anonymous information and statistics about how our website is used. For example, we collect information such as number of visitors and pageviews, and which pages uses land on and exit from, to determine what content is of most interest and if users are able to find content easily. We may also use online identification technologies from third party sites, to help us measure the performance of our marketing campaigns.

Information about the cookies used on our website are shown below. By using this website you consent to the use of these cookies.

How to manage coookies

You can manage cookies through your browser. Please note that removing or blocking cookies may affect website functionality and experience.

Most browsers allow you to manage cookies for a website. Please note that if you delete all cookies then any preferences will be lost, including the ability to opt-out of cookies as this function requires placement of an opt-out cookie on your device. Further information on how to control cookies for common browsers is available via the following links:

For information on other browsers and device types, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies

Our cookies

The tables below contain details of the cookies used on our website.

‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser for the duration of your browsing session only (i.e. until you leave our website). All other cookies (known as ‘persistent’ cookies) remain in your browser for a set duration after your browsing session ends (unless you delete them).