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Cookie notice

Last updated: 26-07-21

The information we collect

We collect certain basic information about you when you visit our website. This cookie notice tells you about the information we collect:In

  • by means of ’cookies’ when you use our website
  • by use of ‘web beacons’ embedded in our emails, and
  • in the form of ’traffic data’.

We may amend our notice to reflect changes to our business, website, data protection law or other legislation. We therefore ask you revisit this notice on a regular basis to ensure you are familiar with its terms.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by websites you visit to enable the website to ‘remember’ who you are. In general, cookies are only visible to the website that serves them, not to other websites. ‘Serves’ means places on your computer’s hard drive.

We use the cookies on this website to ‘remember’ information so that it can be passed from page to page and to collect website statistics. For example, when registering for our newsletters and email alerts, the information you put into the form on any page is stored on the webserver, and a cookie is used to point to that information. When you click ‘next’ to go to the next page of the form, our website reads the cookie which points back to the stored information so that it can be accessed by our website.

Cookies change and their names and descriptions are not very user-friendly for most people, so what follows is a list of typical cookies set by our site. If you want to see the cookies currently used on the website, they should be visible through your browser. (Please see below for instructions.)

Click here to edit cookie settings

Click here to edit cookie settings

How to adjust your browser settings

You can give or withdraw consent to cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser.

For more information about cookies, please see the ICO website

We have listed some browser-specific instructions here for convenience. Please note that there are different browsers and manufacturers upgrade them frequently. The best way to get the right instructions is to go to the manufacturer’s support page.

The following support/privacy pages (for some of the more common browsers) are correct as at 13-Aug-18.

If you have problems with these pages, can’t see individual cookies or want find out more about how cookies are handled within your browser, please go to the manufacturer’s site and search for the browser name and your cookie query.

We’ll tell you about new ways to indicate your consent to cookies as they become available.

You can also use privacy-friendly search engines, privacy-friendly browsers and/or privacy add-ons to some browsers to help block tracking requests generally. Search online for the options to see what works best for you.

Web beacons

Webpages or HTML emails may contain an electronic file called a web beacon, which allows us to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. We include web beacons in marketing emails to determine which emails were opened (including by people to whom you forward the email) and to record whether links were clicked on. This helps us assess the effectiveness of our marketing communications and to ensure we are sending people information which they find useful. We will not know if you open an email if you do not download images when viewing one of our HTML emails, or if you choose to receive emails from us in plain text.

You cannot opt out of or refuse web beacons. However, where they are used in conjunction with cookies you can stop them by opting out of cookies. For details on how to do this, please see ‘How to adjust your browser settings’ above.

Traffic data

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by the server. This includes your IP address, the website address you visited before ours, the website address you visit after leaving our website and which pages you visit on our website. We do not store or analyse this traffic data in a way that identifies any individual or conduct any other form of device fingerprinting. We keep traffic data for seven days.

We also use Google Analytics for website statistics – see above for details of how this works.