What are cookies?

Cookies are small, alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer or mobile device when you first visit our site. We use cookies across our site in order to make this site work and to provide us with information that helps us improve the site’s performance and your user experience.

What type of cookies do we use?

Functionality cookies

The functionality cookies that are placed upon visiting our site allow us to (i) detect when you access our site with a mobile device; (ii) store your country and language selection; (iii) offer enhanced login security; and, to (iv) ensure that the content of the site loads quickly and effectively. The functionality cookies used on this site are session cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or mobile device upon closing your browser session.

Performance cookies

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use our site. It counts the number of visitors, it analyses the content you view, the date and time you are viewing this content, average length of your page visit and the average number of pages a user views.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers which servers may be located in jurisdictions that may not offer the same protections as those in the United Kingdom. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our site, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

All information collected by this cookie is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

The Google Analytics cookie is a persistent and third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer or mobile device until you delete them manually or until they expire. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of this site and are not within our control.

For more information on the applicable policies for the use of Google Analytics, please visit:

Is it possible to block the use of cookies?

You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the cookies using your internet browser settings. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell a user how to prevent the browser from accepting new cookies, provide notification if new cookies are received, or disable cookies altogether.

Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.

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Created: September 2016