Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer that gets created when you visit a website. We use cookies to store a history of which pages you visit, and how you interact with our website. If you wish to turn off cookies using your browser Settings or Options pages. You can also visit the ‘Help’ function in your browser to show you how to turn them off. Please note that turning off cookies may restrict your use of our website, or affect the way in which it operates.

The types of cookies we use:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are essential for you to move around our website and to use its features. These cookies are necessary for our website to function and therefore cannot be switched off. They are only set in response to actions made by you such as setting your privacy preferences, logging into our sites and/or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies, however this will inevitably mean that some parts of our sites will not work.
  • Performance cookies collect anonymous information about how you use our site, like which pages are visited most. This is to aide us in improving the performance of our site.
  • Functionality cookies collect anonymous information that remembers choices you make to improve your experience, like your text size or location. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video.
  • Targeting or advertising cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. As such if you visit our website you may then be more likely to see adverts (e.g. Facebook) about our work on other websites as your browsing suggests that this is an area of interest.