Cookie Policy

What are cookies

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to a client computer. The majority of websites use cookies. Cookies are useful because they allow us to remember preference settings and play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability of our websites.

How to manage cookies

Users can opt-out by any changing the browser settings to either reject all cookies, to only allow "trusted" sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.

Analytical cookies





This Cookie is used to identify unique visitors to our sites. The results are sent to our Google Analytics account so that we may see how many unique visitors come to this site based over a period of time.

Permanent cookie - expires after 2 years.


This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the visitor session times on our sites. Each time you visit a new page on the site the cookie is set to expire within 30 minutes, if it does not find an existing cookie, a new one is created.

Permanent cookie - expires after 30 minutes.


This cookie is used by Google Analytics in conjunction with _utmb to determine visitor sessions. Unlike _utmb this cookie does not have an expiry date, it determines whether a new session should be created based on whether you have previously closed your browser, re-opened it and come back to the site.

Session cookie


This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the type of referral used by each visitor to arrive at our site. The cookie determines if the user has come directly to the site or via a search engine, email or email campaign. We use this data to understand how our users arrive at the website.

Permanent cookie - expires after 6 months.