Cookie Policy

1. Cookies

1.1. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

1.2. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

1.3. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

1.4. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

1.5. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

1.6. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

2. Our cookies

2.1. We only use session cookies.

2.2. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below. We use a session cookie to:

  1. track how users interact with the website;
  2. improve the website’s usability;
  3. prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
  4. facilitate the use of our website search engine.

3. Analytics cookies

3.1. We use Google Analytics to gather and analyse traffic which accesses our website.

3.2. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

3.3. The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga, _gat, _gid, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv.

3.4. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

3.5. Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at:

4. Third party cookies

4.1. Our website also uses third party cookies over which we have no control.

4.2. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the NAI’s (Network Advertising Initiative’s) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-in available at: