Cookies Policy

Last updated: January 10, 2023

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer after visiting certain websites. These cookies hold a modest amount of data about the user and usually help with efficient website navigation and perform website specific functions (e.g. personalisation, login). Each time a user returns to a website, the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome) retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server to check for relevant data and to differentiate one user from another.

This site uses a number of cookies to assist with its functionality and usability and also for statistical reporting. The data collected can vary but does not allow us to identify you personally.  


Third-party cookies

From time to time we may use third party services to enhance our content; this could be from an embedded social media widget or a video from YouTube.  We may also use social sharing buttons that provide an easy way to share our content. Some of these third party providers may send cookies to your browser to assist with functionality. We do not have control over these cookies and suggest that you check the cookie policies of these providers and how you can manage them.

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Google Analytics
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We use Google Analytics to monitor how users interact with our site i.e. which pages they view, how long they spend on the site, etc. This data is used for statistical monitoring only.

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We sometimes embed Youtube videos in the site which can send cookies to your browser. They are used by Youtube to assist in functionality.


We use an official Twitter widget that is embedded into the site to display our tweets. A cookie may be sent from Twitter to identify the correct language to display tweets.


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Cookies are both useful and often necessary to enable websites to function correctly. It is advised to allow them (which is the default setting for most browsers) but you do have the option to block or restrict them should you wish to do so.

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