Does this site use cookies?

This website uses a small number of non-intrusive cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work – or work more efficiently – as well as to provide information to website owners.

What types of cookies does the site use?

We use cookies to (i) remember your browsing preferences when you visit our website so that we can give you a better site experience and (ii) collect anonymous statistical information about the way you use the website so that we can improve the way the website works (for example, we collect information about the number of visitors to the various parts of the website).

The cookies we employ are used by most websites. None of your personal details are held in these cookies. This policy describes the types of cookies used on this website and explains what they are used for:

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertisers.

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Performance cookies

These cookies 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 identify visitors. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For further details visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. To opt out of Google Analytics tracking visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How can the cookies be removed?

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. For more information about cookies – including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies – please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.