Cookie Policy

About this Cookie policy

This Cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences, so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by providing necessary functionality and better performance on the site. These cookies can be separated into different categories:

Functionality cookies

These cookies provide necessary functionality to run the site, as well as remembering choices you made on previous visits so we can provide enhanced, more personal features and improve your experience. For example, when you click the banner to accept cookies, this itself sets a cookie reminding the site not to display that banner again. The information collected by these cookies is anonymised and these cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other sites.

Performance cookies (Google analytics cookies)

These cookies remember information about how site visitors use the website. This allows us to know which pages are visited most often and if visitors receive error messages from any pages. The role of these cookies is to help us improve the performance of our website ensuring you receive the best possible experience. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the site visitor and all information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

Cookie details

catAccCookiesFunctionality Cookie set by Cookie Consent Banner to indicate acceptance (1 month expiry)
_gaPerformance Cookie set by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as an identifier (2 year expiry)
_gidPerformance Cookie set by Google Analytics to keep a record of each page visited on the site (1 day expiry)
_gatPerformance Cookie set by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites and preventing the site getting overloaded (10 minute expiry)

How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the web browser cookies set on your device, you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser explains how to change these settings.

You can also visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to manage cookies on a wide variety of browsers.

Changes to the Cookie policy

We may update this policy from time to time. Please regularly check this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

This Cookie policy was last updated on September 2nd, 2019.