Cookies – what are they?
A "cookie" is a small text file that's stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app.
Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
This website uses session and persistent cookies.
Cookies – how we use them
If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.
Here we explain a bit more about each of these types and how you can control their use.
Performance Cookies: Tracking website performance
These cookies collect aggregated information and are not used to identify you.
We use this type of cookie to understand and analyse how visitors use our online services and look for ways to improve them.
The analytics cookies we use include:
Please see below the cookies we use on our website that relate to Google Analytics, for further information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit
Functionality Cookies: Giving you a better online experience IS THIS ALSO KNOWN AS SESSION COOKIE
These cookies are usually third-party cookies from marketing partners used to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests. These cookies can track your browsing history across websites. If you wish to prevent this type of cookie, you may do so through your device’s browser security settings.
The third-party companies we partner with include:
Cookies in emails
How to control and delete cookies.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how.