Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, stored on your local storage device (e.g. hard disk). They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions.

Cookies are useful for having the browser remember some specific information, such as your details if you use the "Remember Me" function when logging in to a website.

Cookies are used by almost all websites, for a variety of purposes:

  • Analysis of visitor behaviour (known as 'analytics');
  • To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences;
  • To manage shopping carts in online stores;
  • To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising.


Persistent cookies stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file

Google Analytics is used on this website to help us understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service here. Visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.


We may use a session cookie for site functionality e.g. to remember your log-in for you. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are not enabled, then some functionality of the website will not work. Session cookies do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.


Most web browsers allow you to manage or delete your cookies by accessing the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.