Cookie Policy

About this Policy

This policy explains what cookies are and how we use them.  It includes details of the types of cookies we set, the information we collect when using them and how that information is used.

You can learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your browser when you visit a website.  They can often serve crucial functions and help us to keep our website secure and to function properly which helps us to provide you with a better experience.  They can also help us to analyse how the website performs, what works and where we can make improvements.

How we use Cookies?

We use both Strictly Necessary and Analytics cookies.  These are used to understand how our website performs, how you interact with it, and helps us to provide you with a better, faster and improved experience.  We don’t use advertising cookies.

Social Media and External Links – where you access us via external links or social media platforms, we also have no control over those websites and the cookies they set, so please bear in mind that you should set your preferences in line with their own policies and cookie controls separately.

If you are redirected to any external sites please remember that we do not control the cookies on those sites and you will need to review their privacy information and select your cookie preferences accordingly.

How to Manage Cookies – When you visit our site you will be asked if you want to accept cookies.  You can continue to use the site without accepting these and any non-necessary cookies will not load onto your browser.

No matter what cookie control is in place, or if you simply change your mind you can also adjust your own browser to delete or block cookies from any site you visit.  To learn more about how to manage your browser cookie settings please see

What cookies do we set?

Necessary Cookies

We use necessary functional cookies which are needed for security and for the website to function.  They do not collect your personal data.  These are automatically enabled when you visit the site,

However, you can still remove these cookies via your browser, however disabling these will affect the functionality of the site.

Analytics Cookies

We use Analytics cookies to help us to understand how the number of visitors to our website and how they interact with it, for example which pages are visited and for how long.  These help us to continually improve our website and services.  The data is reported anonymously without any personal data included.


Below is a list of the cookies set by our website:


Strictly Necessary Cookies Description Type Party Duration



This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin and is used to store the user consent for cookies in the “analytics” category. Persistent First 1 Year
viewed-cookie-policy This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin and is used to record whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. Persistent First 1 Year
CookieLawInfoConsent This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin and stores user consent information. Persistent First 1 Year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin and is used to store user consent for cookies in the “necessary” category. Persistent First 1 Year
ARRAffinitySameSite This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. Session Third Session
Analytics Cookies        
_ga This cookie is used by Google Analytics and is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Persistent First 13 Months


Use of cookies can change over time or when a new service or function is added to our website.  To ensure that this policy remains up to date, we regularly carry out ‘cookie audits’ and update our list of cookies accordingly.

 This policy was last updated on 25th August 2023.