Cookie Policy

Find out all about cookies used on this site.

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 e-mail address. Cookies can’t be used to identify you personally.

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.

What happens if I allow cookies?

Unless you opt out of cookies, we will set some cookies on your computer. These assist you when using the website and improve your user experience. The cookies notice will not appear on future visits to our website.

What happens if I decline cookies?

If you do not accept cookies, we will remove the cookies that are not needed for basic functionality. We will not set them again on your machine.

This may affect your user experience. Unfortunately, cookies are the only way we have of remembering your preferences. Rejecting cookies means that we will have to ask your cookie preferences on every page you visit.

What cookies do we have on our website?

We use necessary cookies and analytics cookies.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

  • cookie-agreed - this cookie stores a users preference to either accept or decline cookies on our website. This expires after 3 months.

  • cookie-agreed-verstion - this cookie stores the version of our cookie policy that a user has accepted. This expires after 3 months.

  • Recite.Persist - Installed by ReciteMe. This cookie is used to track if a user currently has the ReciteMe tool open or closed. This means a user does not have to keep opening the tool when navigating from page to page. This expires after 12 months.

  • Recite.Preferences - Installed by ReciteMe. This cookie is used to store a user's preferences when using the ReciteMe accessibility and translation tool. This expires after 12 months.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. Cookies can’t be used to identify you personally.

  • _ga. Installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. It expires after 13 months.

  • _ga_HVKV9K8J7M - Installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes: the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. It expires after 13 months.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

How can I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

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

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

To read more about cookies, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

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