Cookies and how you use this website

To make this website easier to use, we place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop) called cookies. Most big websites do this too.

They improve things by:

  • remembering the things you’ve chosen while on our website. So you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering data you’ve given (for example, your address). So you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website. So we can make sure it meets your needs

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We don’t use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit. These are often referred to as ‘privacy intrusive cookies’.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.

More details on the cookies we use

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics _gat
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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. Data collected includes, number of visitors to the site, where visitors came to the site from, the pages they visited.

An overview of Google Analytics privacy

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics you can use their ‘Opt out tool’.

Cookie Consent catAccCookies This cookie is used to determine if the user has accepted cookies and to prevent the cookie notification banner appearing on subsequent page visits. This cookie expires after 30 days, after which the cookie notification banner will be displayed again.

We have, in some places, embedded videos which are hosted on YouTube. We endeavour at all times to provide the version of the video from YouTube that doesn’t require cookies.

Like to know more control or information about cookies on your computer? Please refer to the AboutCookies.org.uk website for instructions on this for a number of Internet Browsers widely used today.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.