We use cookies to improve your experience and help us understand how you use our website.

What are cookies

Cookies are very small text files or pieces of software code.  These are downloaded from our web server to your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.  The information contained in a cookie may be accessed and updated during each visit or accessed by other websites that recognise the cookie.

Our website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are stored temporarily in your computer’s memory while you are visiting our website and are deleted when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for a specified period and used to determine whether there has been any previous contact between our website and your computer.

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Cookies used on our website

Most of the cookies used on our website are necessary to enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility.  These allow you to move around the website and access the content you require.  Necessary cookies are not used to identify you personally.  You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but our website may not function correctly without them.

We may also set cookies for analytics and reporting purposes or use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies.  These are optional and can be disabled or removed to suit your preferences.

Analytics cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website – including the number, frequency and duration of visits, where users of the website come from and the pages they access.  We use this information to compile reports that help us improve our website.

Third party services are used to display maps and video content.

Below is a full list of the individual cookies used on our website.

Type Name Purpose Expiry
Necessary cookies privacy_embeds Used to record your acceptance of our cookie notice 1 month
Analytics and third-party cookies _ga Google Analytics cookie used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website and prepare aggregate statistics for reports  2 years

Options for managing cookies

All popular web browsers provide options to help you control and manage the cookies set on your computer or device.  Please look at the help pages on your browser for more information about these settings.

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Protecting your personal data

More information about the personal data we collect through our website is provided in our privacy notice.