Cookie Policy

General Data Protection Regulations

Cookies Policy

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). The Regulations were revised in 2018, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site.

Cookies being used on our website

1. Essential & Functional Cookies

These cookies are essential for running our website, they enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without the use of these cookies, some parts of our website would not function.

2. Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

3. Functionality Cookies

These cookies enable enhanced functionality and personalisation, such as remembering your preferences and settings.

4. Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, for helping us understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
  • We also use social media buttons on this site that allow you to connect with our social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, will set cookies which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
  • We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

How to control the use of cookies

You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use.

You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.

GDPR Compliance

We are committed to ensuring that our use of cookies complies with applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By using our website and agreeing to this Cookie Policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please revisit this page periodically to stay informed about our use of cookies.

Useful information about Cookies

Further information about cookies can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website.

If you have any questions about the use of cookies on our website, please email: