Cookie Policy

Cookies and how we use them

General Information

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose, or to block cookies. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use. Please refer to the guidance for your particular web browser to understand how to do this.

The cookies we use

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website.

We use cookies in the following ways:

  • to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website
  • to keep you signed into our website;
  • for the operation of our website, for example, by enabling you to log into secure areas of our website;
  • to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our website while you complete them
  • to track how you use our website recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily
  • we allow third parties such as Cloudflare and Google Analytics to place cookies using our website. The purpose of this is to track the performance and usage of the website.

Personal identifiers from your browsing activity

Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded.

We record information such as your geographical location, your Internet service provider and your IP address. We also record information about the software you are using to browse our website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution.

We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you.

If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website. Please see our privacy policy for how we manage and use the personal data we collect.

How long do cookies remain for?

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after two years.