Cookie Policy


Like many websites, we use “cookies” when you visit (“our 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 agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Further information about cookies can be found at

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

By visiting our site you agree to us placing cookies on your device and accessing them when you visit the site in the future.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
_utma, _utmb,_utmc, _utmz Performance


The four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables us to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. These cookies could last for up to 2 years and distinguish between users and sessions. They are used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics as well as identify the source of traffic to the site – so Google Analytics can tell us where visitors came from when arriving on the site.

Google Analytics’ terms require us to disclose that we use Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data. Please see the site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” at for more information




Performance This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.


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. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How to monitor or disable cookies

A web browser is usually set to accept cookies automatically but can be changed to decline them. If you do not want to receive cookies from us, please follow the procedures below. These procedures do not apply to cookies that may be set by our business partners.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website. Please note that by deleting or disabling future cookies your user experience of our site may be affected and you may not be able to take advantage of certain functions on the site.

The “help” section in your browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file that stores cookies. We have set out some further information below that you may also find useful.

Browser Type How to find and control cookies How do you know which of the sites you’ve visited use cookies?


Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0 1. Choose Tools, then:

2. Internet Options

3. Click the Privacy tab

4. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button

5. Check the ‘Override automatic cookie handing’ box and select Accept, Block or Prompt for action as appropriate.

1. Choose Tools, then

2. Internet Options

3. Click the General tab

4. Click Settings

5. View Files


Mozilla Firefox 1. Choose Tools, then:

2. Options

3. Privacy

4. Cookies

5. Set your options as required.

1. Choose Tools, then

2. Options

3. Privacy

4. Cookies

5. Click the Show Cookies button.

Opera 8+ 1. Choose Tools, then

2. Preferences

3. Advanced

4. Select Cookies

5. Select your settings using the available options.

1. Choose Tools, then

2. Advanced

3. Click Cookies.


Safari 1. Choose Safari, then

2. Preferences

3. Security

4. Select options by Accept Cookies as required.

1. Choose Safari, then

2. Preferences

3. Security

4. Click Show Cookies button.

Google Chrome 1. Choose Chrome, then

2. Preferences

3. Under the Hood

4. Content Settings

5. Set your options within the Cookies section.



For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browsers settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the IAB website.  The relevant page for adjusting your browser settings is available here.