Information about the cookies we use to assist you when using the website, and to improve your user experience.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file. Our website generates and sets cookies and places them on your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies make your interaction with our website faster and easier. We use them to remember your preferences between pages and site visits.

They are not computer programs, and they don't execute as code. Cookies cannot access any information on your computer. They cannot read any other information saved there, such as your email address. We do not use cookies for identifying shopping habits or targeting advertising.

We use cookies to save you time and make your browsing experience more efficient. Without cookies you would have to set your preferences on each page you visit. They also record anonymous statistics. These tell us which parts of the website are popular and how many different people visit the site.

To find out more information about cookies generally, visit All About Cookies.

Cookies on our website


This is an essential cookie. It is used to identify a user's session, and store any information from that session. It is deleted when the browser is closed.


This is an essential cookie. This is an anti-forgery cookie for web applications built using ASP.NET MVC. It is designed to stop unauthorized posting of content to the website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery.

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We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect anonymous information. This includes; the number of visitors, where visitors came from, and the pages they visited.

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This cookie is set once the cookies message at the top of the screen is dismissed. It is saved for a year to stop the cookies message from reappearing on each site visit.