A cookie is a small file placed onto your PC whenever you visit a web-site, for the first time that identifies you to that site. The very next time you go back to that re-visited web-site the cookie will identify that you have been to this site already.

In common with most other websites, this site uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience. None of the cookies used on our site collect personally identifiable information about you.

A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers which we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

This site uses the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required to enable users to navigate around the site and (where appropriate) to enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of the visitors. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into and use the secure area of our site. Without these cookies, you will not be able to access the login area; and, on the public area of the site, we cannot ensure that the correct web pages load or that the site performs as well as we intend it to.

Analytical/performance cookies
These cookies provide generic statistics on the use of our website by allowing us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how they move around the site. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. To opt out of Google Analytics, click here.

Administrative cookies
These cookies are part of the content management system and are used for log-in and search functions (for example, they may remember your username next time you log-in).
The length of time for which any cookie remains on your device will depend on its type. This site uses Session Cookies, which only exist in the period you access the site, and assist us in remembering your choice from a previous page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies, but you can alter this should you prefer. However, if you disable session cookies, you will not be able to log-in to the secure area of the site. Your navigation of the client login area may also be less efficient if your browser if set to disable persistent cookies.

Nevertheless, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, the 'Help' function within your browser should assist. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on cookies. For information on how to control cookies on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.