About cookies

Cookies are small data files that websites download to a user’s device. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. They help website providers, for example, to recognise a user that has visited a website previously. Further details on the cookies used on this website and their purposes are set out below.

The types of cookie we use

This website uses the following types of cookie:

Single session cookie: enables this website to keep track of your movement from page to page in order to ensure that you will not be asked for the same information you have previously given during your visit to this website. We may use the cookie to enable you to return to a previous page, or analyse user behaviour, such as which pages have been visited during your visit, in order to improve your overall experience and the performance of this site.

Remember me cookie: enables this website to remember your personal preferences, such as log-in details (where applicable) in order to improve the user experience. For example, by avoiding you having to re-enter these details on each visit to this website.

Global session cookie: enables us to collect information such as number of visitors to this website, links clicked on, from what links you used to come to this site and pages visited in order to analyse user behaviour. This information is collected in an anonymous form and will be collated with similar information received from other users to enable us to compile reports in order to develop and improve user experience.

E-marketing cookie: enables us to collect information about the links to web pages that you may click and your activity when viewing our email campaigns as webpages so that we can personalise the page in the same way as the email.

The single session and global session cookies are provided on our behalf by Google Analytics, a trusted website analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics aids us with the reporting of user behaviour and helps us to improve website functionality. The information collected is anonymised and is not linked to any personal data.

Cookie duration

The single session cookie is a temporary cookie which remains in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser. The other cookies will remain in the cookie file of your browser after the closing of the browser, and will become active again when you re-open this website. The different cookies have different expiration dates. Following expiry of a cookie, a new version of that cookie will be downloaded when you next visit this website, unless you have withdrawn your consent in the meantime.

Refusing cookies

You do not have to accept cookies, but without accepting them you may experience reduced functionality when visiting our website.
You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.