A note about website cookies

What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to offer the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you browse websites. We try to use them are sparingly as we can.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website. They make the site work as intended, enable us to improve the speed and security of the site and they allow us to monitor which pages people find useful and which they don’t. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you share with us through our forms. For more on our use of data, please refer to our privacy notice.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to accept all of them or just the necessary ones. You can also usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer but this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website features.

'Strictly necessary' cookies

Cookies in the 'strictly necessary' category are essential to the functioning of the website. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to move around the site quite so well or use its features. The only cookie we use in this category is one that helps us to meet the requirements of the GDPR (General Data Protection Reguation) by allowing you to choose your cookie preferences.

1 yearData protection rules state that we must let you know our site uses cookies. This cookie is set only when you confirm your acceptance of our use of cookies. It simply remembers your preference so that you’re not shown the cookie notification message again.

Analytics cookies

‘Analytics’ or ‘statistics’ cookies capture information about how visitors browse a website. That information helps website owners to offer the best user experience on their sites.

Google Analytics is the best known and most popular service for capturing visitor information but we don't use it. It isn't GDPR-compliant by default and has been the subject of recent controversy, resulting in lawsuits and even fines. We use a cookie-free solution that provides the same helpful information.

Updated: 31 May 2023