Cookies and how we use them

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of data sent to your device (for example your phone, tablet or laptop) from a website. This means the website can recognise your device if you visit it again at a later time.  A cookie often includes a ‘unique identifier’. This is an anonymous number (randomly generated) which is stored on your device. Some unique identifiers expire at the end of your website session; others stay on your device for longer.

Cookies do not typically contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

You can find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, at

What cookies do we use?

​We may use the following cookies:

Essential cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. For example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. If you decline cookies, we will continue to use these essential cookies.

Essential cookies are used to maintain online security, record your preference regarding our use of cookies on your device, and to deliver other services.

Analytical/performance cookies
We use these cookies to help us analyse how our website and services are used. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. We use third parties, such as Google Analytics, as web analytics tools.

Cookies provided by third parties
We use cookies provided by Google to enable us to use services such as Google Analytics, Google Maps and YouTube on our website. You can find out more about how Google uses this information here or review their privacy policy.

Functionality cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

Targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

The list of cookies in use on our site is:

The list of cookies in use on our surveys is:

If you notice a cookie that is not listed on this page

We review the list of cookies we use regularly, especially by third parties. If you find one that we have not listed, please contact us.

There are also some essential cookies that are required for the website to work. These can only be blocked by changing your browser settings (see below).

How to control and manage cookies

​We will not use cookies to collect personal information that can identify you. However, if you want to restrict or block cookies set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. You can find out how to block and delete cookies through your browser using the links below:

Please be aware that if you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.


We may updated this cookie policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

About us

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