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Cookies make our websites work for you

As you browse our websites, small text files called cookies are added to your computer that allow us to track how you use them and to ensure you get the best functionality and experience.

We use cookies to:

  • Measure how the site is used
  • Remember settings or preferences for the next time you visit

Types of cookies we use

Here’s a list of the types of cookies we place on your computer and how they are used:

Session cookies These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log-in details for the session or a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
Tracking cookies These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites.We use Google Analytics software to analyse page use, page interactions and the routes our customers take through our sites. These are known as ‘web metrics’. We don’t record any personal information during your visit unless the information has been knowingly and willingly provided by you.
Persistent cookies A persistent cookie is one that remains on your machine past the point of session expiration. It is stored on disk and is used for us to remember you between visits. Usually persistent cookies are created by setting an expiration date on the cookie, so that the browser doesn’t remove it until the cookie is set to expire.

Controlling cookies and opting-out

When you visit us for the first time, you’ll be notified that we use cookies, however, if you wish to manage your cookies you can learn more about how to control them at Please note that disabling certain essential cookies will impact how our sites function.

We use Google Analytics to track and improve our service. If you wish to completely opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you browse (not just ours), visit

Identifier cookies are also set on our Resource Centre through the use of the AddThis social sharing plugin. To opt-out, visit:

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