What are cookies?

Most websites use ‘cookies’ – they’re small bits of text which help your web browser to track the way in which you use our website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies tell us information such as when the visit occurred, where in the world the visitor is located, whether the visitor had been to our site before and which pages the visitor spent most time reading. This kind of information helps us to give you a better experience on our website and also helps us to monitor whether the content on our web pages is meeting your needs.

This is statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track these cookies. Google Analytics is a web tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions with our website. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. We use it for historical research, it helps us to plot the trends, successes and failures of our web content and adapt it to help users meet their requirements.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers accept cookies by default. However, all modern browsers let you turn cookies off. This varies depending on which browser you’re using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please change the relevant setting in your browser.

Find procedures for some of the major browsers below:

Chrome   |   Safari   |   Internet Explorer   |   Firefox   |   iPad/iPhone

You can also find our updated Privacy Policy here.