Cookie policy


Cookies are data files used by 92% of websites for anything from personalising pages and remembering visitor preferences to analysis of visitor behaviour (analytics). Other uses include managing shopping carts and delivering targeted advertising.

Our current assessment of the intrusiveness of the cookies used by our website ( is as follows:

We use cookies to monitor how visitors find and use our website. We report on this activity in aggregate, and use this information solely for the purposes of monitoring and improving our website. First party cookies are specific to the host site that created them (in this case, In all cases these first-party cookies do not store any personal or sensitive information, or anything that makes you personally identifiable to us.

In addition to our first-party cookies, you may be served one or more of the following third-party cookies during your visit to our website. We use a variety of widely-used third-party plugins as marketing tools for our own business and to provide convenience tools for our visitors. In our belief the use of these plugins represents current "best practice". We have no direct control over the content of the cookies they create, the use made of any data collected, or the security of that data. These third parties may collect information about your visit to our website, and they may use this with other data in order to serve advertising which may be more relevant to you. Some visitors may see this use of data as intrusive to some degree.

Third party cookies are cookies created by an external service when you use a page on our website. These cookies are specific to the third-party's domain and accordingly the data held in them can be seen and managed by the third party and not by us. We control whether or not we use the third-party service with our website, and how it is integrated and presented on our website. We do not have control over the cookies themselves.

You will only be served these cookies if you have indicated that you consent to our use of cookies.


Usage: Built-in protection against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks
Expires: End of session.

Cookie: cc_cookie
Usage: Used to hide the cookie consent if user has given or disallowed consent.
Expires: 6 months.

Cookie: _ga
Usage: This Google Analytics cookie registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expires: 2 years from date set/update.

Cookie: _gat
Usage: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate, which means that it limits the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Expires: 1 day.

Cookie: _gid
Usage: The Google Analytics cookie is used to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expires: 1 day.

Full details of the cookies which Google Analytics uses can be found in Cookies & Google Analytics in documentation for Google's Analytics tracking code. You can also read Google's Privacy Policy for Google Analytics.

We don't share the data that Google Analytics collects, and we don't believe that our use of Google Analytics is privacy-intrusive. We use the data that is collected in the following ways:

to report, in aggregate, how our visitors find and use our website;
to understand overall visitor behaviour; and
to inform how we update and improve our website.
To opt out of our use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Visit the following link to learn about how to reject or delete cookies by Google:

Visit the following link to see the Google Privacy Policy:

We believe there is no reason for our website visitors to be particularly concerned about the privacy implications of any of the cookies we use, but we do recognise the importance of making you aware of the purpose and scope of the data stored in the cookies which are created or updated on your computer when you visit our website. You may choose to delete these cookies from your computer between visits to our website.

We recommend that if you have concerns about the privacy implications of the cookies we use, then you should investigate how to do this using the cookie management tools in your web browser.