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Cookie Policy

1.  Information about use of cookies

This site (the Site) and web app (the app) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site.  By continuing to browse the Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on your user experience and may prevent you from using parts of the Site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you consent.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.These cookies are required for the operation of the Site.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas of the Site, use a shopping cart or make use of future e-billing services.

  • Analytical/performance cookies.These cookies allow us to recognise, and count the number of, visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

  • Functionality cookies.These cookies enable us to recognise you when you return to the Site.  This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

  • Targeting cookies.These cookies record your visit to the Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  We will use this information to make the Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with third parties for related purposes.

2.  Managing Cookies

All popular web browsers all allow you to manage cookies.  You can choose to accept or reject all cookies, or just specific types of cookies however turning off cookies may restrict your use of the Site.

We do not currently respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

We strongly recommend that you leave cookies active, because they enable you to take advantage of the most attractive features of the Site, but this remains your personal choice.


3.  Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

If you would like more information about these third-party cookies, it is available from

Note that when third parties are collecting information about you, those third parties are acting as controllers in their own right (i.e. they are not acting on our behalf).


4.  Embedded Content

In the future we may embed content (for example images or videos) from third party websites such as YouTube and Vimeo.  As a result, when you visit a page on our site that features such content, you may be presented with cookies from these third-party websites.  We do not control these cookies and cannot prevent these websites or domains from collecting information relating to your use of such content.

You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about that third party, its website or domain, its use of cookies and your data, and how to opt out of cookies.  Such third parties may still gather usage information about you (e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.) and may also be able to work out who you are even if you are not logged in to their services.

5.  Social and sharing tools

On some pages, we also feature embedded 'Share' buttons or widgets that enable you to share content with friends through a number of popular social networking platforms (e.g. Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.).

These platforms may set cookies which can identify you as an individual, even when you are not logged in to their services.  This means that such platforms may be collecting information about your broader online activities, as well as your activities whilst browsing the Site.  We do not control these cookies and you should therefore check the relevant third-party platform to understand how your information is or might be used and to determine how to opt out.


6.  Changes to our Cookie policy 

We will review, and where necessary update, this policy.  If we have your e-mail address, we may notify you of any updates and, if necessary, ask you to confirm that you consent to such updates.

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