When you visit our site our web server will store small text files on your computer’s hard drive (i.e. Cookies). These cookies will allow our servers to recognise you when you revisit. We use the following two main types of cookies:
- Transient/ Per-Session cookies - these cookies may be used to record that you have logged in or out of certain areas of our site during your browsing session. This is to ensure that your experience of our content is as seamless as possible. These transient cookies are not stored when you close your browser.
- Persistent/ Permanent cookies - these cookies stay on your machine until they expire or are deleted and many of them have automatic deletion dates to ensure your hard-drive doesn’t get overloaded. These cookies often store and re-enter your login information.
Cookies can be first- or third-party cookies. First-party cookies are owned and created by the website you’re viewing. Third-party cookies are owned and created by an independent company, usually a company providing a service to the owners of the website. We use first-party cookies.
- Gather customer journey information across our sites
- Ensure your privacy in our secure sites
- Store login details for our secure sites
- Google Analytics cookies: We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our website, including details of the site where you have come from and the total number of times you have been to our website. We use the information to improve our website and enhance your experience.
- ASP.Net cookie: we use this cookie to allow you to view the website without logging in as a registered user. Once you close your browser, the cookie is deactivated.
To enable or disable cookies you will need to follow the instructions of your browser provider. Alternatively, an external resource is available at All about cookies (Link opens in a new window) providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them. If you set your browser to disable cookies you may not be able to access secure areas of our website.