Cookie Policy

Cookies Policy

We will ask for specific consent to use cookies so you aware that cookies are being used. We will also make the request for such consent prominent, when you first visit our web site.

How we use your information

This privacy and cookie notice tells you what to expect when our web site collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites
  • people who use our services, e.g. who subscribe to any newsletter we may have or request a publication or information from us

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits our web site we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this and it will be clear we are collecting such information.

We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by our web

About cookies

Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

These small cookie text files are placed on your computer or other internet enabled device, by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

We use the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

* Session cookies, used for tracking your login IP
* Login detail cookies for verifying your login credentials (where used)
* A general site cookie for tracking the origin of the referring site from which you arrived at this site

Our own cookies

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

Third party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

* Tracking your site viewing habits
* Tracking your entry and exit points
* All other related tracking information which may include category 4 cookie information referred to below.

Further Cookie Definitions And Categories

Under European Law (E-privacy directive) and UK law, cookies can generally be classified into four types. This list as outlined here is non-conclusive and subject to change (when notified by the ICO). It is provided for guidance and information only. For full details and information relating to cookies, the law on cookies and their use and classification please refer to the ICO website –

Please note that certain cookies may fall into more than one of the categories below depending upon the function and use of the cookie. In such cases cookies may be categorised and appear in more than one category.

Category 1:

Strictly necessary cookies

These types of cookies are strictly necessary to operate a website. No consent is required from a user.

Category 2:

Performance cookies

These cookies only collect information about website usage for the benefit of the website operator.

By using our website/online service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or other internet connected device.

Category 3:

Functionality cookies

These cookies are site specific and are linked to your choices as a user for using a site,

By using our website/online service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or other internet connected device.

Category 4:

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies collect the most information about you as a web site user. These cookies set a targeting or advertising cookie. Clear informed consent from the user to their use is required.

We do not use these type of cookies on this web site.

Refusing cookies

We will request specific consent to the use of cookies via a prominent notification when you first visit our website.

In addition most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Most other web browsers also allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

YouTube cookies

We may embed videos from You Tube or our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 18 04 2016.

How to contact us

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be obtained using our contact form on this site.

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