Privacy Policy - Cookie Usage

What are cookies?

We use a number of different cookies on our site. A “cookie” is a small text file which is stored via your web browser on your computer in order to facilitate the use of a website. Cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, which is then used to help improve the site. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visit. These cookies are set by this website directly and do not cover links within this site to other websites.

You may provide your consent for cookies to be stored on your device by clicking “OK” on the cookie notice banner which appears on the bottom of the page when you first access the site. The notice banner also allows you to manage your cookie preferences.


If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can also adjust the settings on your web-browser so that storage of cookies is automatically denied or you are notified every time a website seeks to store a cookie; however, refusing cookies may mean some sections of the site will not work properly. Previously stored cookies can also be deleted via your web browser. Visit the web browser’s help pages for more information or the ICO cookies webpage for detailed guidance on cookies.

What categories of cookies do we use?

We use the following categories of cookies on our site:

Strictly necessary cookies. Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.

Performance cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and we will not be able to monitor its performance.

Set out below is a list of the cookies, by category, we use on our site. These are “first party” cookies (i.e. they originate from our site).


Cookie name


Duration of cookie

Strictly necessary cookies


It’s a part of Cloudflare’s Bot Management service and helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots

30 minutes

Performance cookies


used to identify unique users for GA tracking

2 years


Used the identify the user for GA tracking

24 hours

_gat cookie

is used to throttle the request rate

1 min

Other similar technologies we use

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at