Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your computer or mobile device when you browse the internet. Cookies are widely used to allow a website to function. Cookies do not place viruses on your computer and cannot run programs.

What cookies do we use and why?

We use cookies on this website to help you find information easily, to see how our website is being used and how we can improve it for you. Our cookies do not collect or store any personal details or provide information that could identify you.

Necessary cookies

Some cookies on our website are essential; without them, the website would not work as you would expect. There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our website. The cookies we use are:

Cookie name Cookie purpose Cookie duration
These are set by websites run on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which host this website. They are used to ensure that visitor page requests go to the same web server in any browsing session to optimise response times. Session only
CookieControl This cookie is used to set and remember a visitor’s choice about cookies on our website. Where visitors have previously recorded a preference, this is stored in this cookie. 90 days

Analytical cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies on this website and we would like your consent to use these. You can control your consent by clicking on the cookie icon in the bottom right corner of the website.

For more information on Google Analytics, read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data. You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites at

Cookie name Cookie purpose Cookie duration

It's important to note that the _ga cookie does not store any personally identifiable information (PII) about the user. Instead, it is used to collect anonymous data about user behavior, such as the number of visits, the pages visited, the duration of the visit, and other similar metrics. This information is then used by website owners to understand their audience better, optimize website content, and improve user experience.

They help us count the number of visitors to our website, if they have visited before, where visitors have come to the website from, the pages they have visited and how long they spend on each page.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, so we don’t know who is using our website.

1 year
_gat_gtag_UA_148838164_1 The _gat cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate, ensuring data collection doesn't overwhelm a website's server. It helps maintain the efficiency of tracking without storing personal information about visitors. 1 minute
_gid The _gid cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and store information about how visitors use a website. It helps track user activity on a site, such as pages visited and interactions, without storing personal or identifiable information. 1 day

Third party cookies

We use third party providers for certain business activities when you visit our website or contact us.

Some cookies may be set when you engage with this activity over which we have no control. Details of the providers we use and a link to their cookie policy is given below. We recommend that you check their policy for information about any cookies that may be used.

Third party provider Cookie notice
Visitor Queue

How to manage cookies

You can delete or control the cookies stored on your computer or mobile device through your browser's settings. For more information about cookies visit: Please note, if you set your browser not to accept cookies, various functionality on our website may not work.

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