A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and display preferences) over a period of time. This means you don't have to keep re-entering them when you come back to the site or visit different pages. 

Cookies don't contain any information that could be used to identify you personally. You can delete any cookies that your browser has stored and use your internet browser's private browsing setting to restrict sites from using cookies. 

Find out more about deleting and controlling cookies.

Session cookies

Our website uses session cookies. These are essential to allow you to move around certain parts of our website and use its features. Without these cookies, online forms and online payments cannot be processed. These cookies are erased when you close your browser window. 

Google Analytics

To help us analyse the use of our website, we use Google Analytics. This uses cookies to collect visitor behaviour in an anonymous form which allows us to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics will send to you the following cookies: _ga, _gid and _gat. 

_gaTo calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage2 years
_gidTo collect information about the website is used e.g number of visitors, where they have come from and pages visited1 day
_gatTo control the request date to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites1 minute

Google Analytics offers a browser add-on to opt out of these cookies. 

Links to other websites

This policy only applies to this website ( When you follow a link to another website you need to check the policy held on that site. 

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