What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: and

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. The cookies used on  have been categorised as follows.


Performance cookies

Some of the cookies on this website collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Name of cookie: Google Analytics (_utma; _utmb; _utmc; and _utmz)

Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website. These cookies help us to record the length of individual sessions on our website, the referral method for visitors to our website and the number of unique visitors to our website.

Google stores the information collected by the cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 


Targeting cookies

This website uses a widget from ShareThis which facilitates the sharing of pages/links from this website across various social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Name of cookie: ShareThis (Prospect, optimizelySegments, optimizelyEndUserId, optimizelyBuckets, na_tc, na_id, ajs_user_id null, ajs_group_id, ajs_anonymous_id, __utmz, __utmc, __utma, __uset, __unam, __stid, __stgmap, __stdlxmap, __stamap, __stacxiommap, UIDR,UID)


Third party websites

We may link to other web sites which are not within our control. We are not responsible for the content of any external web sites we provide links to or which link to this website, including their use of cookies. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How to reject cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. You can also opt out of certain provider’s targeting cookies by using an opt-out scheme which is provided by

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact on the functionality of this website.

For more information on how we use information that we collect about you, please read our privacy policy.

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