Cookies are small files that can be placed onto your device when you visit a website. We use a combination of necessary (required) cookies to enable functionality of our website, plus optional cookies that help us record visits to our website.
When first using our website you will be asked for consent for us to place optional cookies onto your device. Even if you provide consent, your browser security settings may prevent cookies from being set.
You may access your cookie preferences at any time using this button:
Session cookies exist only for the duration of your online session and are removed from your device when your browser closes.
Persistent cookies remain on your device for a certain duration after your browser closes. They are used to remember a site visitor and their preferences on a website.
These cookies are set by our website.
These cookies are set by third parties. For our website, third-party cookies may be set by a service provided by Statcounter.
Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.
- Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
- IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
- Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
- Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
- Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)
When you visit our website a number of Statcounter cookies (is_unique, is_visitor_unique, sc_is_visitor_unique) may be placed in your browser. These cookies are used to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.
In addition to the information and consent options that we provide on our website, you can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse them here:
Data Protection Policy
Details of our data protection policy can be found here.
Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.