Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website or an app. Each time you visit, the website will be able to recognise you and offer a secure online experience by retrieving cookies from your web browser.

Cookies are used by almost every website to make your online experience smooth and secure. For example, they might remember your preferences, record the items you put in your shopping basket or count the number of people who look at a page on a website.

Managing cookies

Cookies can be restricted, blocked or deleted by changing your browser settings. A step-by-step guide to disabling cookies on your device is available on About cookies.

Please note that, for security reasons, many websites won’t work properly if cookies are disabled. For more information about cookies and their use online you can read the Information Commissioner’s guide to cookies.

You can accept all the cookies that we use by clicking on the OK button displayed on our cookie banner. If you’d rather decide what cookies are set, you can amend your settings or withdraw your consent for cookies at any time by revisiting this policy and clicking on the 'Cookie Settings' button at the top of the page.

What types of cookies are used on our site?

The following cookies are used on our site:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are essential to make our website work for you and cannot be disabled. They are set in order to provide you with the services you request, for example remembering login details for secure areas, setting privacy preferences or filling in forms to contact us. Strictly necessary cookies do not store information that identifies you personally.
  • Performance / Analytical Cookies help us monitor and improve our website and its services. They collect information about how visitors use our site, including the number of visitors, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visit. Performance cookies collect information anonymously and do not identify you as an individual.

All cookies have an 'owner'. Cookies can either be first-party (if they are owned by the website who set them) or third-party (if they are not owned by the website who set them). We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our website.

Third parties (for example, advertising networks or providers of external services such as web traffic and analysis services) may use cookies over which we have no control. They are most likely to be analytical / performance or targeting cookies. Targeting cookies do not collect and store personal information that could directly identify you, such as your name or email address. Instead, they use information such as your browser type or IP address to identify you. You can still use the site without targeting cookies. For more information please visit Google’s Privacy & Terms site.

The table below is updated regularly and explains the purpose of each of the cookies used on our website.

Cookie Purpose
_ga The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
_gid Installed by Google Analytics, the _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Data collected includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_gcl_au Provided by Google Tag Manager to record how a user came to our website after clicking on an ad.
_dc_gtm_UA-91561024-2 The Google Tag Manager cookie controls the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.
test_cookie The test cookie is set by and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
_fbp This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.
fr Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have the Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
cookieconsent_status This cookie stores data to indicate whether the user has consented to cookies.

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