What is a cookie?

Cookies are text-based files that contain information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Each time you come back to the website (or another website that recognises the cookie) it is used to recognise the device and use the stored information.

How long are cookies stored for?

Persistent cookies and session cookies are the two main types of cookies. Persistent cookies remain on the device for the amount of time set out by the cookie and are used each time the site is visited. Session cookies are used just for that visit and are deleted when you close the browser.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

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Cookies on the website

A list of all the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below.

Google Analytics

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages are visited. 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 help us improve how the website works and occasionally to include or exclude website visitors from Google ads.


To help us monitor the performance of our activities on Facebook we have enabled tracking on our website, which provides us with aggregated and anonymous performance data. It is only used to help us improve the content that we publish on Facebook and occasionally to include or exclude website visitors from Facebook and Instagram ads.

Website performance cookies

The website may use cookies that collect information about website performance. This information is only used to help improve the website’s performance and we do not use this information for identifying people.