Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Some of the cookies we use are necessary for our website to function properly. These types of cookies will not store your personal data and cannot be switched off.

Other cookies that we would like to use may store your personal data, but we will only use these cookies if you have given your consent for us to do so when you first use our website.

Types of Cookies Used

We use the following cookies:

Category Cookie Name Purpose



Strictly Necessary cookies



Periodical alerts

CMS cookie test




Analytical / performance cookies






Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics

2 years

1 minute

24 hours


Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, such as our online portal. The cookies we use are “session” cookies. These are temporary cookies which are destroyed when you close your browser.  When you close the browser and go back to the website it will not recognise any of your data.  You will have to log back in to retrieve your settings/personalised information.  A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We will only use these cookies if you have given your consent for us to do so.

Information collected by our cookies

The strictly necessary cookies will not normally store your personal data. The analytical/performance, functionality, and targeting cookies may collect information including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use.

Blocking/Withdrawing Consent

You may withdraw your consent to our use of non-essential cookies at any time by clicking here.

You may also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Website Privacy Notice

Please see our Privacy Notice at to find out more about how we collect, process and protect your personal data.