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Cookies Policy

Under the EU Cookies Directive, we are required by law to provide you with information about the purposes for which our cookies are stored, how to access your cookies settings, and to obtain your consent to use cookies.

Your consent is obtained by indicating your preferred settings when accessing our website by ticking the relevant boxes to confirm that you understand and agree to the use of cookies.

What are cookies

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time so that you do not need to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Our cookies may be session cookies (temporary cookies that identify and track users within our websites which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service) or persistent cookies (cookies that enable our websites to “remember” who you are and to remember your preferences within our websites and which will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser).

We use the following different types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies These are cookies that are needed for our websites to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website or to remember your preferences.

Performance cookies and analytics technologies These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, for instance, which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.

Functionality cookies These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or advertising cookies These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Web beacons and parameter tracking We also use cookies and similar software known as web beacons to count users who have visited our website after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in emails and to collect details of any products or services purchased. These web beacons collect limited information that does not identify particular individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies.

IP Address and traffic data We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and device information. We also collect some site statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

How to disable cookies

You may be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however, if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete, or reject cookies, see the website.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:


Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:

How do we use cookies on our website?

Measuring website usage:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you interact through We do this to ensure the site is user-friendly for its users and to help us make improvements to the display of our service and content pages.

Google Analytics cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where the visitors have come to the website from and the pages that you have visited.

Google Analytics stores information about:


We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Other cookies


Some parts of our pages or subsites may use additional cookies from the use of various plugins or extensions. These services intend to deliver a better user experience and will have their own cookie policy. Details can be found in the list with cookies provided below.


How do I change my cookie settings?


You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

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