Cookies enable us to improve our website as they distinguish you from other users of the site by providing analytics about how visitors use it. They also enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors and how they navigate the site.

We do not use cookies to collect or record personal information such as your name, address or payment details.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer or mobile device when you access some websites.  Cookies enable a website to recognise your device and help your browser navigate the site by allowing you to log in automatically and remember any settings you choose during previous visits.

Cookies do not harm your computer.

Can you block cookies?

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site. By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this Cookie Policy.  If you do not consent, you must either disable cookies or refrain from using this website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but these can be blocked. This can be done by changing the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  Bear in mind though that if you change your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How to check browser settings for cookies

To check which browser you use:

PC – go to ‘Help’ and select the ‘About’ option

Mac – click on the Apple menu within the browser and select the ‘About’ option

Then follow the instructions below to check if you have cookies enabled on your computer:

PC

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6,7,8 and 9

  • Go to ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window then select ‘Internet options’ and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below to enable cookies

Mozilla Firefox

  • Go to ‘Tools’ and select ‘Options’
  • Click the ‘Privacy’ icon
  • Click on ‘Cookies’ and choose ‘Allow sites to set cookies’

Google Chrome

  • Go to ‘Tools’ and select ‘Options’
  • Click ‘Under the Hood’  and select the ‘Content settings’ button within the ‘Privacy’ section
  • Choose ‘Allow local data to be set’

Mac

Safari on OSX

  • Click ‘Safari’ and select ‘Preferences’
  • Click ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

  • Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ and select ‘Preferences’
  • Find ‘Cookies’ under ‘Privacy & Security’
  • Select ‘Enable cookies for the originating web site only’

Microsoft Internet Explorer on OSX

  • Click ‘Explorer’ and select ‘Preferences’
  • Find ‘Cookies’ under ‘Receiving Files’
  • Select ‘Never Ask’

Opera

  • Click ‘Menu’ and select ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Preferences’ and then ‘Advanced’
  • Select ‘Accept cookies’

Which cookies do we use on our site?

The following cookies are used on our site:

Cookie type Purpose of cookie
Google Analytics cookies These cookies enable Google Analytics software which enables us to take and analyse visitor information to help us improve our website and your visitor experience.   The data stored by these cookies does not show personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
Site administration cookies These cookies enable the website to function and remember any details from previous visits.

Where can I find out more information about cookies?

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org – please note that this is an external website.