Cookie Policy

  1. What cookies are;
  2. How we use cookies; and
  3. What you can do to manage cookies.

We are committed to protecting the personal information we collect when you use our websites and other services.

We may update our Cookies Policy to reflect any changes in technology or data protection legislation. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies or how you as a user can manage cookies will appear on this page.

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are files which are transferred to your computer or similar web enabled device (e.g. a tablet or phone) by a website. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information which you need when you visit a website.

Cookies are intended to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through a website. For example, some websites require that you log in to gain access. If such sites did not use cookies, then you would be required to re-enter your login details every time you move to a new page within the website because without cookies the website would not know that you had already logged in. The information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser in the first place.

You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. It is important to note that you will lose some functions of our website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies (see 3. What can I do to manage cookies?).

2. How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to monitor our website traffic, to ensure a better online service and to provide you with certain features such as simplified login and personalised visits. The information stored by cookies identifies your computer but not you personally.

Cookies are necessary for the website to provide certain features and functions. For example, they allow us to provide services such as our Members’ Area, without cookies members would be required to re-enter login details every time they moved to a new page within the website.

Other cookies are performance related. They are set by third parties, including Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously – it does NOT enable us to identify who you are. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.

For a list of cookies see Appendix 1:Cookie list.

By using the site you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you use our site.

Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties. Service providers such as Facebook and Twitter set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used – a cookie can only be accessed by the party who set it. For more information on these cookies, please visit the third-party website.

3. What can I do to manage cookies?

Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone.

User controls on the use of cookies are generally set within the Browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari). Control of cookies varies by browser, however, the settings relating to cookies are generally located within the privacy settings or similar.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. It is important to note that you will lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.

Internet Explorer –
Firefox –
Google Chrome –
Opera –
Safari –
Safari iOS –
Android –<
Blackberry – Turn off cookies in the browser
Windows Phone – Changing privacy and other browser settings

Appendix 1: Cookie list