Cookies Policy

Our websites use cookies. By using our websites you are indicating your agreement to this policy and your consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. There are many functions that cookies serve. For example, they can remember your preferences, login details or information you supply as you move through an application. Certain cookies may contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in to a website, a cookie will store your username. However, most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies do we use?

Two types of cookies are used on our websites:

1. Session Cookies

These are temporary cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page and help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, thereby avoiding having to re-enter information. Without session cookies many user functions on our websites would not work.

2.Persistent Cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.

Third party cookies

When you use our websites, you may also be sent cookies by third parties. For example, some of our websites use Google Analytics or eStat to analyse the use of them. These analytics tools generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our websites is used to create reports about the use of the websites. In each case, the third party will store this information. You can view their privacy policies on their websites by following the links below:
Google Analytics
Some of our websites may also include “Social Media Buttons”, such as the Twitter “Tweeter” button. These enable you to interact with your social network accounts through our website and will use cookies which are managed by a third party. You should check the respective policies of the relevant social network site for further information.

How to control and delete cookies

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites and by continuing to access our websites, you are consenting to our use of cookies. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions below. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our websites do not work properly:

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser

In order to manage your cookies, please select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions:
Internet Explorer
Chrome Safari
Firefox Opera
Mobile devices:
Android Safari Windows PhoneFor all other browsers please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.
Useful information about Cookies
Further information about cookies can be found on the following websites:
All About Cookies
Your Online Choices
Information Commissioners Office
Direct Marketing Association
Microsoft Cookies Guide