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.
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: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
We use the following cookies:
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
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, 24 hours
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
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.
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 https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ 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.
You can find out more information about how we process personal data in our website Privacy Notice.