Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. Please note the cookies we use do not give us access to your computer, or any personal information about you. We do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of our site and the personal information we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the website.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with this cookie policy.

About cookies

Cookies are small identifier files of letters and numbers that if you agree to their use, are stored on your browser or the hard drive of the device you use to visit our website such as your computer, tablet or smartphone. They help websites recognise you and they record information about your visit and can even change the display of the information on a website to match your interests and what is relevant to you.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

The cookies we use on this website

We use a number of different cookies on this website that are broadly grouped into the following categories:

Essential
These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. You may not be able to use our website effectively without these cookies

Analytical
These cookies help us understand how users engage with our website and allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies do not let us identify specific users. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google provides anonymised data about the visits made to our website. It also stores cookies that allow the Google+ social sharing functionality. Read Google’s Privacy Policy.

Social Sharing
We use cookies to allow you to share content directly to your social networking sites for example Facebook, Twitter and Google+ i.e. clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook and ‘Share’on Twitter. We don’t have any control over these cookies but without them we wouldn’t be able to offer this functionality to you.

Facebook
Facebook stores cookies which allow the Facebook ‘like’ social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook ‘like’ button on our website. Read Facebook’s Privacy Policy and Specific Cookie Policy.

Twitter

Twitter stores cookies which allow their social sharing functionality including the ‘Tweet’ function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website. Read the Twitter Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn 
LinkedIn stores cookies which allow their ‘share’ functionality during your visit to our website. Read LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy.

Google+
Google+ is a social networking site that has millions of users worldwide. We use Google+ to allow social sharing and also to embed content. Google+ may place cookies on your computer when you use these services. Read the Google Privacy Policy.

Security
We use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.

Cookie consent
We use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

Managing and disabling cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies and to delete cookies. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please refer to the help function within your browser.

Please be aware that disabling blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. In particular, you may not be able to access all or parts of the website or use the functionalities contained on it.

Changes to these policies

It’s likely that we’ll need to update these policies from time to time. We’ll notify you of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to check back frequently to see any updates or changes.