Cookies policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. Cookies contain information about the use of your computer or handheld device, for example, pages viewed, IP address, but they do not save personal details which could identify you, for example, your contact details.

Why are cookies used?

We use cookies on this website to:

– recognise you whenever you visit this website

– obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;

– carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests;

– target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and

– make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer [or other electronic device] such as your IP address, geographical location, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not identify you personally.

In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it by completing an online form (see our Privacy Policy).
In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website.

Your consent

There is a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and which also provides a link to our website privacy policy. If you use this website after this notification has been displayed to you, we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this website cookie policy and our website privacy policy.

Third-party cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example Facebook, Twitter, LinkdIn and Vimeo. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.

Cookies used on this website

Name of cookie Owner Purpose for the cookie
ASP.NET_SessionId. ASP.NET ASP.NET This session ID cookie is created to identify a specific user currently using the website when there are multiple people using the website at the same time. This is used for functionality and security purposes while users use contact forms.
Google Analytics _ga, _gat, _gid  This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our site, and how we  can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (eg how long they stayed on the site, the  average number of pages viewed) and also tells us how many visitors we have had.] 
Business Catalyst ANONID_FS, ANONID, VISID This website is built using the Adobe Business Catalyst platform, which includes web analytics functionality. These cookies are used to  visitorDeviceClass collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it and identify the devices used to access the  website e.g. desktop, mobile, tablet to customise the user interface for the device used to access the website.

How to manage cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.