Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer by websites. When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, this file is stored on your computer. For subsequent visits the website can access this cookie file to retreive the information it stored previously.

Cookies are used for many different purposes, such as remembering preferences or keeping you logged in between visits. They are also used to track visits to websites for statistical purposes and sometimes to display targeted advertisements based on websites you have previously visited.

On the 26th May 2011 a new privacy law came into effect across the EU requiring websites to ask visitors for consent to use cookies.

For more information please see the Information Commissioner’s Office Cookie advice.

Cookies in use on this website

Below are the details of the cookies we use on this website, along with their purpose.


Stops the ‘cookie’ message appearing for visitors who have agreed to the use of cookies.
Expires: 1 month from set/update


Added by our web host for load balancing to manage server traffic demand.
Expires: At the end of your browser session


Used by the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks.
Expires: 9 months from set/update

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Used by Google Analytics to track visitors to our website.
For more details see the Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites documentation.