Cookie Usage

Our website uses Cookies to help us provide you with a useful and reliable browsing experience and to help us improve our site. Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are stored on your device. When someone visits our website, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We collect this information in a way which does not personally identify anyone. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device to help our website provide a better user experience.

Cookies are stored on your individual device and you have full control over their use.

How to change your cookie settings:

You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time. To find out more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.uk.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

How to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

The types of cookies we use on this site are:

Firsty Party Cookies: These are necessary Cookies that are set by this website directly. These Cookies are essential to the running of our website and are kept for the duration of a user's visit. These keep track of things such as the session ID itself and whether the visitor has chosen to view the site in high visibility mode.

First Party Cookies: 

NAME                                                    PURPOSE                                                                                                  EXPIRES

XSRF-TOKEN                                   Used for security reasons                                                                          End of session

bSession                                          Used for system effectiveness measurement                                            30 mins

fedops.looger.defaultOverrides       Used for stability/effectiveness measurement                                           12 months

hs                                                     Used for security reasons                                                                          End of session

ssr-caching                                       Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered                1 min

svSession                                          Used in connection with user login                                                           12 months

Third Party CookiesThese are Cookies set by other suppliers which we may be using to enhance our site and which are controlled by them. The following section details third party Cookies you might encounter through this site. For more information on these Cookies or to opt-out of third parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Other Third Party CookiesWe may use third party plugins or integrate with other websites or services (for example: Meta, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram). For these to work they may set Cookies through our site. We do not control these Cookies and you should refer to their websites for their respective privacy policies or for further information on how to opt out of them collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website. Alternatively you may deactivate or restrict the transmission of Cookies by changing the settings of your web browser.

Google Analytics: Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour, such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We do this to compile reports that help us improve our site. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, what documents you download and what you click on. This analytics data is not tied to personally identifiable information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find more detailed information about the Google Analytics Cookies we used by clicking here. You can find out more about Google's position on data privacy as regards to its analytics service, including information about the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on in the Privacy Controls section hereBelow is a description of the Google Analytics Cookies we may use on this site and what they are used for:

NAME                                       PURPOSE                                                                                                        EXPIRES

_utm.gif                                   Logs details about visitor's browser and computer                                         End of session

_utma                                      Used to distinguish users and sessions                                                          2 years

_utmb                                      Used to determine new sessions/visits                                                            30 mins

_utmc                                      Used to determine the duration of a visit                                                         End of session

_utmv                                       Use to determine visitor behaviour during a session                                       End of session

_utmz                                       Stores the traffic source that explains how the user reached the site              6 months

_utmt                                       Used to throttle request rate                                                                            10 minutes

_utmt_masterTracker               Updates the total number of page visits in anonymous form                           End of session

_ga                                          Used to distinguish users                                                                                 2 years

_gid                                         Used to distinguish users                                                                                 24 hours