Cookie files help us understand how you use our website, which improves browsing experience – both for you and for others. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookies make sure our website functions as we intended it to. We use the term cookies in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. Cookies serve many functions. For example, they help us analyse how well our website is performing.

Our cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how you arrive at and use our websites, or your general location.

Some cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close down your browser. These are called session cookies. They allow us to track your actions during a single browser session, for example to remember the items returned from a search, to support website security or basic functionality.

Other cookies remain on your device after you have closed your browser and allow us to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. They remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are called persistent cookies.

Whether a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website visited. All other cookies are third party cookies.

What sort of cookies does this website use?

Our website uses a mixture of first party, session and persistent cookies to deliver its services efficiently and to enhance your experience.

We also use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. These cookies are required for the operation of the website. They don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

This category cannot be disabled.

Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages from certain pages. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring you can finding what you're looking for easily. These cookies do not gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we cannot learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.

Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website and to provide enhanced features and content for you. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences, for example, your choice of language or region. These cookies may be used to ensure our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you have made or personalise your browsing experience.

We ask for your consent to use cookies when you first visit our website. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by disabling our cookies. To disable our cookies, simply adjust the settings in your browser.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you won't be able to access areas of the site available to logged-in members.

What happens to cookies that have been downloaded in the past?

Once you've disabled a cookie category, we'll stop using the associated cookies to gather any further information. However, we may still use information collected previously. You can delete existing cookies from your browser.