What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user’s experience more efficient. These are placed on your computer’s hard drive.

A Cookie does not contain personal information but will typically contain:

  • The name of the domain (internet location) from which the Cookie has come
  • The “lifetime” of the Cookie (i.e. when does it expire)
  • A value, usually a randomly generated unique number

The law states that we can store Cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

This site does use some non-essential Cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used.

We use Cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all Cookies on this website. However, if you would like to, you can change your Cookie settings at any time.

Disabling/enabling Cookies

You can accept or decline Cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You can easily delete any Cookies that have been installed in the Cookie folder of your browser.

More information about Cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at

Two types of Cookies may be used on this website:

Cookies which enable us to anonymously track your journey

Like most websites, we use analytics software called Google Analytics. This software gathers anonymous data relating to how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc.

The information generated by the Cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website.

Cookies which make our site function correctly

Features may be present on this website which need to use Cookies to (anonymously) track which pages or page elements have been viewed.

This website may use Adobe Flash to distribute its video and audio content. If you have Adobe Flash installed, Google Analytics will try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash Cookie. This helps us to analyse the popularity of our media files. Adobe’s website offers tools to control Flash Cookies on your computer.

Some third party Cookies are set by services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are typically set by social media and sharing services.