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Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit the website.  The cookies will help the website recognise your device the next time you visit.  Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing.  We use the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information this way.  For more information about what cookies are and how they might be used you can visit

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the website and also allows us to improve the services we provide to you.  On revisiting the website, we will be able to obtain information about your previous visits and about your computer including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features such as accessing secure areas of the website.  Disabling them may mean you are not able to access parts of our website.

  • Functionality cookies.  These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website and to remember changes you have made to things such as text size, fonts and other parts of the website you can change so we can personalise our content for you.

For more details on the specific cookies we use, why we use them and when they will expire, please see the appendix below.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change your cookie preferences by adjusting your browser settings to refuse the setting of all or some cookies if you prefer.  Please note, however, that if you do this and choose to block all cookies (including essential cookies) we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be, and you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

You can also access your browsers cookie settings by following the links below:


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, click here.

Where we collect personal data as part of our use of cookies on the website, we will do so in accordance with our Privacy Policy.



Cookies Used

Cookie Name
Cookie Type
Used for system effectiveness measurement
30 minutes
Used in connection with user login
2 years
Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered
1 minute
Used for security reasons
Used for security reasons
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