Cookie Policy

1 Understanding how and why we use cookies

The website (our site) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to make your experience more efficient and enjoyable when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our content, products and services.

To find out more about how we use cookies and what benefits they bring, please take a few moments to read this Cookie Policy.

2 What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or other electronic device) when you visit our site.

We use cookies for the reasons set out below, including to improve the functionality of our site. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies. This Policy refers to 'cookies' throughout; however it also covers these alternate mechanisms.

More information about cookies can be found at and

3 The types of cookies we use

We use the following cookies:

· Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site.
· Analytical/performance cookies. These types of cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are able to easily find what they are looking for.
· Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to remember your preferences (for example your time zone settings).

4 The bases on which we use cookies

In respect of strictly necessary cookies, these are required in order for our site to work, and to the extent that any such cookies allow us to identify you and are considered to be personal data, the legal basis for processing such personal data is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests (in order to operate our site and run our business, provide administrative and IT services, to secure our network and prevent and detect fraud).

In respect of all other cookies, we will rely on your consent. Your consent will be obtained via a banner on our site’s homepage which enables you to click a button to ‘accept’ cookies.

5 The cookies we use

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

Type of cookie
Cookie name
Expiration time
Strictly necessary
Expiry of your session
This cookie is used to balance the traffic to our site and ensure that your browser session is not interrupted.
2 years
24 hours
Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users
1 minute
Used by Google Analytics to request throttling

We use Google Analytics in order to optimise our site and user experience. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. which uses analytical/performance cookies (described above) to provide us with information about the usage of our site by individual visitors, including the total number of visits, how long the visitors have stayed on our site, what pages the visitors have visited and any interactions the visitors have had with our site. Further information on the Google Analytics cookies can be found here.

6 Third party cookies on our site

We only use third party cookies from our partners, who provide important functionality to our site and who help us improve our site by allowing us to understand your experience of our site.

7 Third party websites

When we include links on our site to other websites, please bear in mind that these third party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit on those websites. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of third parties.

8 How you can manage your cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other electronic devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences and block cookies for our site or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve the functionality of our site.

More information about how to disable cookies can be found at

Google Analytics: You can opt-out of Google Analytics by following the instructions provided by Google here.

9 Security

Our cookies do not compromise your security. Our cookies will leave a record on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device that someone has accessed our site from that device, but nothing further. Our cookies do not enable us to access any other content stored on your device, other than technical data (such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information).

10 More about your privacy

The information we obtain from the use of cookies will, to the extent that it is considered to be personal data, be used by us in accordance with our Privacy Statement. To find out more about how we protect your privacy when using our site, please refer to our Privacy Statement.

Dated 6 October 2020

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