Cookie Policy

We use cookies on our website, which amongst other things, help us to improve your experience of our website and to ensure that it performs as you expect it to. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you.

You can set your cookie preferences when you arrive at our website, or change them at any time by visiting the Manage cookies link at the bottom of each page.

Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented. You can change your preferences and/or withdraw your consent at any time by visiting the Manage cookies link at the bottom of each page.

The table below explains what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. “functionality” or “performance” cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. The difference is that:

  • Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a “persistent cookie” is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
  • Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Some of the cookies listed below are those set by our own website when you visit – However, we also have cookies on our website that are set by third parties. For example, we use Google Analytics to track and store information on the number of visitors we receive to our website (for more information about how Google uses cookies and what information they collect, visit“).

Stricly necessary

Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website. For example, cookies to operate online shopping baskets, do your internet banking or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe). We would not be able to operate our website without using the “strictly necessary” cookies listed below.

Cookie Type: __cf_bm

Cookie Name: __cf_bm

Persisent/Session: Persistent (30 mins)


This cookie is used for the bot management used by the content delivery network (Cloudflare). It is used on this website to identify real users and to keep track of how often the Avenir web font used on the website has been requested.

Analytics and Performance

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website.


Cookie Type: Google Analytics

Cookie Name: _ga

Persisent/Session: Persistent (2 years)


This cookie calculates visitor, sessional and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the website’s analytics report. [Cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.]

More information: Click here for an overview of privacy at Google


Cookie Type: Google Analytics

Cookie Name: _gid

Persisent/Session: Persistent (1 day)


This cookie stores information on how visitors use the website whilst also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

More information: Click here for an overview of privacy at Google


Cookie Type: Google Analytics

Cookie Name: _gat

Persisent/Session: Persistent (1 minute)


This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and therefore they limit collection of data on high traffic sites.

More information: Click here for an overview of privacy at Google


Functionality cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). They also enable enhanced, more personal features, e.g. a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by using a cookie to remember which region you are in. These cookies are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Information collected by “functionality” cookies may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The “functionality” cookies on our website [only] collect anonymous information.


Cookie Type: Cookies

Cookie Name: Cookies

Persisent/Session: N/A


This cookie is used to save the user’s privacy preferences.