Cookies policy

Last modified 25th May 2018

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About cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored by your browser. Each cookie hasa name and is associated with a particular site. When your browser sends a request to a site (for example, to download a page, image, or video), the computer that responds (known as a server) may tell your browser to set one or more cookies. When your browser makes further requests to the same site it sends the cookies back to the server. This allows the server to remember you as you browse the site, and provide features such as shopping baskets or password-protected areas.

Do I have to agree to cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser settings to prevent that or by changing the settings in the cookie preferences on this website at anytime. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.

Where can I get more information about cookies and how to change my settings?

To remove Google Analytics tracking please download the plug-in for your browser.
For more information about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org
For information on how to change cookies settings on your browser please visit the relevant information page:

Safari
Internet Explorer
Firefox
Chrome

Managing cookies

You can block all cookies through your browser settings (see the instructions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge), but if you choose to do so some features on our site will no longer work.

First-party cookies

First-party cookies are set when you interact with our site. Your browser will only send these cookies in requests to our site.

Essential cookies

These cookies are necessary for our site to work correctly. You can block these cookies through your browser settings, but if you choose to do so some features will no longer work.

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This cookie is used to remember your cookie preferences. It is created when you change your cookie preferences and expires after thirty days.
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This cookie is used by Cloudflare to distinguish each visitor in order to apply appropriate security features. It is created when you first view our site and expires after one year. For more information, see the Cloudflare section of our privacy policy.

Google Analytics cookies

These cookies are used by Google Analytics to track visitor interaction with our site in order to produce statistical reports for us. These cookies are created when you first view our site. For more information, see the Google Analytics section of our privacy policy.

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This cookie is used to distinguish each visitor. It expires after two years.
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This cookie is used to distinguish each visitor. It expires after one day.
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This cookie is used to limit the number of requests sent to Google. It expires after one minute.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are created by functionality and content on our site that are supplied by other providers. Your browser will send these cookies in requests to the provider of the functionality or content, which may allow the provider to track you across multiple sites.

Other third-party cookies

These cookies are set by content on our site that is supplied by other providers. You can block these cookies through your browser settings, but if you choose to do so some features will no longer work.

Twitter profile widget
The Twitter profile widget creates cookies when the widget loads. For more information, see the Twitter profile widget section of our privacy policy.