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Cookie policy

Using cookies to improve your visit

Most websites now use small files called cookies to help customise your visit.

This page explains what ‘cookies’ are and which cookies are used by It also explains how to switch cookies off in your browser or specifically disable third party advertising cookies and provides some useful links for further reading. If you need more information about how uses cookies, please contact us.

What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store details like your user preferences and allow a website to recognise you and respond appropriately when you visit again.

Which cookies does use and why?

When you visit may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Anonymous analytics cookies

Every time you visit our website, an anonymous analytics cookie can tell us whether or not you have visited before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. Using third party web analytics software we use these cookies to understand how many unique visitors we have, how many times in total they have visited our site and therefore how often, on average, each visitor has visited.

  • PHP session cookie

This cookie tracks important logical information for the smooth operation of our site and improve your experience for example by providing you with a personalised view of information on this site, which may be of special interest to you or your company.

  • Social media cookies

To enrich our website content, we might embed content from other social media websites such as YouTube or Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We also offer a ‘share page’ widget on some of our web pages, to allow our own content to be easily shared on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Delicious, Digg and others. When you are logged into any of these third party services, the site may set a cookie. has no control or liability over either of these types of third party cookies, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

How do I turn off cookies?

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings for one, several or all sites, but this may limit your use of a site, for example, you might not be able to post comments. Should you wish to change your settings, visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. For more information, follow the relevant link below or use the ‘Help’ option in your browser.

Useful links about cookies

For more information about cookies and how they are used, you may want to read Microsoft Cookies guide or All About Cookies. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) provides information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising in

If you would like to contact us about how we use cookies please email us.