Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website.

This website uses some cookies, plug-ins and equivalent technologies which help us to carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services, and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests, and also make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally, but if this changes then we will let you know via this website.

In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you via this website —but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g. by completing an online form or by applying for a job directly on our website).

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested (e.g. to be able to use some of the operational functions on the website).

By clicking on the “I accept” tab, this means that you accept our use of cookies on the website. If you do not wish to accept our use of cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser (see below ‘How to turn off cookies’).

Even if you do not wish to accept the cookies on our website, you are still welcome to continue to use the website, but please note that your browsing experience may be hindered. Please note that even if you accept cookies on your first visit to the website, you may turn off the settings in your browser for later visits.

Third-party cookies

Sometimes, third parties (such as social media providers) can place cookies on websites to track their subscribed users. This is not something that we authorise, but should this occur, these third parties are responsible for the cookies they set on our site.

If you want further information, please check the website of any social media accounts you hold and review your settings. More information will be provided on the website for the relevant third party.

Use of Cookies, Plug-Ins and other similar technologies

Further information about the cookies, plug-ins and other similar technologies we use which may process data, and why, can be obtained by contacting

How to turn off cookies

Generally, if you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that some websites may not function properly when cookies are deactivated.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies:

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