What are cookies?

A cookie is a small, often encrypted text file, located in browser directories (they can also be known as browser cookies or tracking cookies). They are placed on the computer or other device by the website that is being viewed in order to improve the ease of access to and use of that site.

How we use cookies

They are used by us to help our website users navigate our website efficiently and like most websites we use cookies to capture certain information about our site’s users.

These are cookies you might come across on our website:

Necessary cookies – These help us with the day to day running of our website, from remembering your cookie preferences to protecting us from malicious users. These cookies are strictly necessary and do not require consent.

Analytical cookies – When you visit our website, we have cookies at work that help measure the number of visitors to the site, see how they navigate and which areas they access. We use this information to help us to develop new content and to improve the way the website works. These cookies are optional, and they can be blocked.

Functionality cookies – Ever wondered how websites remember your language, where you’re from or maybe even your name? This is down to functionality cookies that help our website remember who you are; they can be useful for creating a more personalised experience. Again, these can be blocked.

Targeting cookie – These are commonly used for advertising purposes. These are the reasons you might see Ads on social media that relate to a website you have just visited. These can be blocked.

Third-Party cookies – Other third-party sites which are linked to and can be accessed from our site such as You Tube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn also set a variety of cookies over which we have no control.


We hope that this information gives you confidence about our use of cookies. By selecting the button below, you can reconfigure your use of analytics, advertisement and functionality cookies.

To deactivate the use of third-party advertising cookies, you may visit the relevant 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. Alternatively, you can adjust your cookie preferences for our website by clicking below. 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.

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org  or https://www.youronlinechoices.com/