Cookie Policy

What are Cookies? Cookies are very small text files that your computer downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites (or visit other websites that use the same cookies) they recognise these cookies and therefore your computer or mobile device. You can usually control your cookie preferences via your internet browser settings.

Our Usage We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and help us improve our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of such cookies. We aim to comply with the EU ePrivacy Directive, also known as ‘the EU Cookie Law’ by getting implied consent from website visitors and aiming to make visitors aware about how we use cookies. Inline with official ICO guidelines and current industry best practice, we do not proactively block cookies and the website doesn’t make your visitors take action before they can use your website. The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) who enforce privacy laws in the UK have stated that getting “implied consent” for cookie use is fine (see more about the ICO below). This website does not proactively block or delete cookies. If you want to block cookies, this must be done via your internet browser settings or other means. We use software to monitor website traffic and this requires some cookies to be set. We also use page caching to speed up your browsing experience and in some cases cookies may be set to help with this.

The Cookie Bar If you click ‘Accept’ on the Cookie Bar, it will be hidden. A persistent cookie is set to do this and it is set for 365 days. It is used to remember whether the visitor has “accepted” the cookie policy (i.e. chosen to close the header).

ICO Guidelines The Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

View the ICO’s Cookies Guidance PDF

Read more about cookies in the ICO’s guide to the Regulations