Our Website uses cookies to improve our site and provide a good experience to you as you browse. It also helps us to distinguish you from other users of our Website.

 What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files or pieces of information that may be stored in your computer’s memory and hard drive, in your mobile device or tablet (or other internet enabled device) when you visit certain web pages. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website, or other third parties who receive data obtained from that website.  A cookie will usually contain the name of the website which the cookie has come from, the lifetime of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is normally a randomly generated unique number.

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to.

Why do we use cookies on the Website?

Cookies help us to provide customized services and information, including to ensure you can navigate efficiently between the pages of the Website. We also use cookies on our Website to tell us, in general terms, how and when pages in our Website are visited, what our users’ technology preferences are and whether our Website is functioning properly.

When you visit our Website our web servers will automatically obtain your IP address and details about the device you are using, such as your mobile phone location data and MAC address.  This is your personal information.  It is important to read our privacy policy – in there we explain how we share that particular personal information, what our lawful reasons are for this, and what rights you have under data protection laws in relation to all the personal information we hold about you.

In addition, we may combine the information we collect by cookies with other personal information that we have collected about you (this is the personal information we mention in our privacy notice). If we do this it will be to better understand your commercial requirements.

Depending on their purpose, some cookies will only operate for the length of a single browsing session, whilst others have a longer life span to ensure that they fulfil their longer-term purposes (as explained in more detail below). Please note that, however long the cookies’ active life may be, you can delete cookies (and therefore stop any further data collection by them) as further described below.

We use the following types of cookies for these specific reasons:

Cookie type Name Purpose Duration
Analytical cookies _ga



These cookies allow us to register the number of visitors who use our Website and log how visitors interact with the pages on our Website. This helps us to improve how our Website works so that we can improve the user journey e.g. by making the most sought after information more easily accessible. Up to 2 years
Functionality cookies cookieconsent_status This helps us to remember your preferences and your details when you return to our Website. 1 year

To the extent that any personal information is collected through our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy will apply to our processing of that personal information.

Third party cookies

When you visit our Website you may receive cookies that are set by third parties. These may include cookies set by Google Analytics. These cookies are used for the purposes described in the tables above. We do not control the setting of these third party cookies, so we suggest you might wish to check the third party websites for more information about their use of cookies and how to manage them.

For more information about how Google Analytics collects and processes your data, please visit

Consent to cookies, preferences and how to control/delete cookies

You can find out whether you have consented to certain cookies on our Website in your browser settings. Note that it is only the performance/analytical and targeting cookies (see table above) which require your consent. Necessary cookies and functional cookies will continue to operate without your consent unless you disable or block them. You can withdraw your consent at any time in relation to the analytical and targeting cookies (see our privacy notice).  In practice for these cookies this means deleting them through your device or web browser.  To see what cookies have been set, how to switch off cookies and for more information about the use of cookies, visit or Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings on your browser to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. Please refer to your browser settings to learn more about how to control or delete cookies.

Cookies are necessary in order for you to be able to make full use of our Website. If you chose to disable cookies, some of our Website’s functionality might be impaired, in particular whilst navigating the Website.  If you use different devices to view and access the Website (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Changes to this cookies policy

From time to time we may decide to amend or update this cookies policy.  When this occurs we will post the new version of the cookies policy on our Website. The date at the bottom of this policy will be updated accordingly.  We encourage you to periodically view the cookies policy so that you remain informed as to how we are using cookies. We may, where necessary, notify you of any modified versions of this cookies policy that might materially affect the way we use cookies.  We may do this by posting an update on the Website which you will see at your next visit. 

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns in relation to this Cookies Policy at