Cookies Policy

What are cookies and how do we use them?

Like most websites you visit, our website (“site”) uses cookies and other similar technologies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with the best experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For example, this allows us to store and manage your settings (such as your preferred language) and enable content.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies may then be 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 and to remember your actions and preferences (such as login details, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time.

We rely on your consent to use cookies (except “strictly necessary cookies” which are essential to operate the site, as described below).  You can refuse cookies at any time by changing the cookie settings in your browser.

You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and disable them, by visiting the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies:

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into your account in the careers section of our site or to use our online form.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Analytical/performance cookies.They allow us to 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

How long do cookies last?

We use cookies and similar technologies that only remain on your device for as long as you keep your browser active (session) and cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device for a longer period (persistent). You are free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your device allows this. You can manage your cookies and your cookie preferences in your browser or device settings. Please see below details on the duration of each cookie.

What types of cookies are used on this site?

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Type of cookie





This stores information about the previous link clicked within the site

Persistent, 2 years




This cookie determines whether cookies are enabled in your browser





This cookie stores the language of the browser





This cookie stores the device type of the browser

Persistent, 6 hours



This stores the URL of the page visiting

Persistent, 6 hours



This is a built-in cookie for all .net applications which the site is built upon. It stores current session information.





This is used to distinguish users.

Persistent, 2 years



This is used to distinguish users.

Persistent, 24 hours

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This is used to throttle request rate









This is used to identify a unique visitor/date stamp

Persistent, 1 year of inactivity regardless of any visitor ID cookie expiration


What about third parties?

We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example providers of external services like web traffic analysis services, over which we have no control. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table above.

How to control and delete cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Alternatively, you can visit for more information on how to manage cookies. However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be unavailable or not work properly.

In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your device; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.

Changes to our use of cookies

Any changes to our use of cookies for this site will be posted here and, if necessary, signposted from our web pages highlighting any changes.

Contact information

For further information on your use of cookies or for any queries, please contact:

You can find out more information about how we process personal data in our website Privacy Notice.