Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best browsing experience we can. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits.

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. There are two main types of cookies:

  1. Session cookies which are temporary and remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted)
  2. Persistent or stored cookies which remain in the cookie file of your computer for a defined period of time.

Cookies are also generally divided into essential and non-essential. Essential being those needed to progress through site functionality and non-essential for those identifiers used for analytics, cookies from advertisers or third parties, including affiliates and those that identify a user when they returns to the website.

Why are cookies used?

This site uses different types of cookies including essential and non-essential. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

Our cookies explained:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect – Essential
  • To keep our web site secure and protected from access by untrusted sources – Essential

The law says we must:

  • Tell you that the cookies are there
  • Explain what the cookies are doing and why
  • Get your permission to store a cookie on your device. (Although we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site.)

Our Cookie list

Cookie Code Who is collecting Explanation
__cfduid Cloudflare To protect our web site from access from untrusted sources

More details about cookies on this site

We use various session (or temporary) cookies, which allow you to move through the pages of our site quickly and easily. These cookies are stored in the temporary memory of your browser but are not usually retained once you have closed your browser. This session data is under the essential use category.

Additional Third Party Cookies

Social Media

To support our services, we may embed videos and content from websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Pages with this type of embedded content may present cookies from such websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on this website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. You can find out more about the cookies and privacy policies of these organisations here:

You may find some of the videos on our site are provided through YouTube. YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

We may include links to Twitter. You will find a link to their cookie policies here:

We may include links to Facebook. You will find a link to their cookie policies here:

Your right to turn off Cookies

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Below are links to the ‘Help’ pages of major browsers which explain how you can do this. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or any other websites that you visit.

Internet Explorer | Firefox | Chrome | Safari OS X | Opera | Safari iOS | Windows Mobile

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit: or

Links to other sites

All links are provided for information and convenience only. No responsibility is accepted for any content or programs provided or used in any other websites you open from within this website. We cannot provide more information about the cookies these sites use and suggest the reading of their individual cookie policy pages for further information.