What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Strictly necessary cookies

Session cookies

These cookies are used to make the most basic parts of the site work and to identify you between page loads. They are placed automatically upon entry to the site and are removed when you leave.

Performance cookies

Google analytics

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Functionality cookies


These cookies are used by the AddThis service to allow sharing of content between services.


These cookies are used by Youtube in the pages which display embedded video content.

Permission to utilise cookies

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Where can I find more information?

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