Cookie Policy

Our websites and mobile sites use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our desktop and mobile sites and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with these terms.

What is a cookie and how do our websites use them?

A cookie is a file containing a piece of data (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser when you visit a website. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • To recognise your computer when you visit our website
  • To improve the website’s usability

If you\'d like to block or delete cookies from one of our websites, you can use your browser to do this. We\'ve provided some information about blocking and deleting cookies at the bottom of this policy.

What types of cookies do our websites use?

There is only one type of cookies that we use:

  • Cookies required for functionality and navigation

These cookies are essential for the proper functioning and easy navigation of our website. For example they enable you to stay logged in as you move through our website. If you refuse to accept these cookies, it will impact on the usability of certain features of our website.

Our cookies





Essential website functionality

until end of browser session


Control of our cookie info display

180 days


Control of our cookie info display

until end of browser session


Information on user login

until end of browser session

Cookie preferences

For more information relating to the use of cookies on websites, including how to block or delete cookies, visit We have also set out some useful guidance below to help you block or delete cookies if you use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. As explained above, however, blocking or deleting all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of our website.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example (valid at the time the policy was drafted):

  • In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking \'Tools\', \'Internet Options\', \'Privacy\', and selecting \'Block all cookies\' using the sliding selector. For more information, please click here.
  • In Mozilla Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking \'Tools\', \'Options\', and un-checking \'Accept cookies from sites\' in the \'Privacy\' box. For more information, please click here.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

  • In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at Microsoft).
  • In Mozilla Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you \'clear private data\' (this setting can be changed by clicking \'Tools\', \'Options\' and \'Settings\' in the \'Private Data\' box) and then clicking \'Clear private data\' in the \'Tools\' menu.

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