Cookie policy

What are cookies, what are they for and how do we use them?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit using your browser. Cookies are created and/ or updated when your browser loads a website. We use Strictly necessary cookies and Statistical cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that need to be set up for the proper operation of the website.

Statistical cookies are cookies that enable the website owner to understand how visitors use their website. We use the information to help us improve the website. These cookies are Google Analytics cookies.

Information captured by cookies and how long we keep it for

If you choose to accept cookies, we will store information about your IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited for a maximum of two years (depending on the cookie).

The information we collect is only used by us to improve website performance, user navigation and website enhancements.

Updating your cookie preferences

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can choose to accept or reject cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.

How to turn cookies off in your browser

Different browsers have different ways of controlling the use of cookies. Please familiarise yourself with these options and the effects that altering these settings may have.

Google Chrome

  • To adjust cookie settings when using Google Chrome, go to the “Settings” menu, which can be accessed by clicking the spanner icon in the top right hand corner. Under “Advanced Settings” you can find a section dedicated to Privacy and the option to delete all your cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  • With Firefox you get to the cookie settings by clicking in the menu box on the top left hand corner and selecting “Options” and then “privacy” icon. You can set your preferences from here including the way to treat cookies.

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

  • Select the cog icon in the top right hand corner, choose “internet Options" From the drop down menu, then select the “Privacy" tab in the pop up that appears. IE uses a slider control which you use to select different levels of privacy to allow you to accept or block cookies.

Apple Safari

  • Click on Safari in the top left hand corner of the main menu, then select “Preferences”. Click on “Privacy” and select “Block all cookies” and then confirm the warning message.

Microsoft Edge

  • To adjust the cookie settings in Microsoft Edge, select “Settings and More” and finally “Privacy and Services”. From here you can choose what data to clear and set up an automated clearing option.


  • Go to “Settings”, then “Advanced” and under “Privacy and Security” click “Site Settings” then “Cookies and Site Data” – here you will have the option to turn off Cookie Data, preventing sites from accessing. You can also clear your cookies and site data plus opt to block third party cookies.

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history in your browser. This will remove all cookies from the websites you have visited.

Please be aware though that you may also lose saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. In addition, some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit:

Further Information

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

If you have any questions about cookies or any other aspects of Data Protection, please see our Privacy Statement for information and our contact details.