What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you browse websites. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website. They make the site work as intended, enable us to improve the speed and security of the site and allow us to monitor which pages people find useful and which they don’t. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you share with us through our forms. For more on our use of data, please refer to our privacy policy.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to accept or decline them. You can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer but this may prevent you from taking advantage of the website features.

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies

Cookies in the ‘strictly necessary’ category are essential to the functioning of the website. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to move around the site quite so well or use its features.






This session cookie tracks your movement from page to page. It captures no personal information and is removed from your computer when you close your browser session.

cookieconsent_ status

1 year

Data protection rules state that we must let you know our site uses cookies. This cookie is set only when you confirm your acceptance of our use of cookies. It simply remembers your choice so that the cookie notification message isn’t shown again.

Performance cookies

We aim to offer our website visitors the best possible user experience. We use visitor statistics to see how people use the site – which pages are popular, the journeys they take – and to inform the improvements we make. The data is anonymised, so there is nothing collected to identify a particular individual.





2 years

Used to distinguish unique visitors to the site, the _ga cookie allows us to track general site usage trends.


1 minute

The _gat cookie is used to manage the volume of tracking data sent to Google Analytics.


24 hours

The last of our Google Analytics cookies, _gid tracks distinct visitor journeys through the site.


Updated: 24th April 2022

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