Cookies are very small text files that are downloaded onto your device when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How do we use cookies on

  • Secure and protect users of our site
  • Recognise you from page to page when you're browsing the site, so we can deliver a ‘joined-up’ and efficient site journey
  • Recognise you on repeat visits, minimising the amount of information that you must re-enter and enabling us to deliver you more relevant content
  • Track how you interact with our website, which gives us insight into how we can make the site better for our customers

How do I switch off or change my cookie settings in my browser?

You can adjust the settings in your web browser to determine whether sites can use cookies. If you've visited this website before, there may be previously set cookies. Find out how to delete them from the list below:




Internet ExplorerCookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the 'Tools' option and then the privacy tab.

Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel. See Options window - Privacy Panel for information on these settings.
ChromeClick on the three dots in the toolbar, select 'Settings', click the 'Privacy and security' tab, and then 'Cookies and other site data'.
SafariChoose Safari, then 'Preferences' and then click 'Security'. You should then be able to specify when Safari should accept cookies.
OtherVisit for comprehensive information on how to control cookie settings across various browsers.
Mobile or tabletTo manage cookies on mobile and tablets, please refer to your device handbook.

Types of cookies

Session or persistent cookies

A session cookie is only active for the time you are on the site, they are active for the session and expire within 24 hours. A persistent cookie is one that lasts longer and can be reactivated when you come back to our site, they expire at varying times.  


Essential cookies 

These cookies are essential because without them, our site would not work, and we would not be able to protect the users of it. These cookies allow us to remember you within any one visit to our site. They help us tie together your web experience. They reduce security risks and prevent misuse of the site. They provide accessibility options and critical functionality. 


Non-essential cookies

These cookies remain on your device and can be reactivated on future visits. Without them, our site would function ok, but you would miss out on lots of enhanced personalised content and features; and we would miss out on the opportunity to understand through analytics how we can improve our site to make your experience better. We do use cookies that help us to understand who is engaging with us and to then retarget advertisements through social media or search engines such as Google. 


Our cookies 

These are the cookies that we use. Some will only be used on certain site pages or if certain functionality is used. Most cookies capture anonymous information about your interaction with our site but there are cookies that will capture a unique identifier to link together analytics and advertising.






Security / Functionality / Accessibility 
CMS Preferred Culture

Used to make the website or device function, includes load balancing, firewalls, language, and accessibility, and prevent security and fraud issues. These cookies expire at the end of your visit.

Google Analytics

You can disable advertising retargeting cookies here


Used to manage site service requests, load scripts and code on to site pages and confirm consent. This is necessary for you to see our site content and for us to use cookies. 
These cookies expire at the end of your visit.



Used to allow Google to confirm whether cookies have been enabled, throttle request rates, creates the UserID that feeds into our analytics platform, tracks repeat visits for measurement and analysis of traffic.
These cookies can expire at the end of your visit or after 2 years.

Adobe Analytics

Allow our Adobe Analytics platform to determine whether cookies are enabled in your browser, to generate a user ID and allow us to monitor your interactions across the site.
These cookies can expire at the end of your visit or after 2 years.


What do you do with this data? 

Our use of any personal data captured by cookies is detailed in our privacy policy. This will tell you how long we retain data and how it is shared and who to contact if you have questions. We also recommend you review the policies of third parties.  


Where can I learn more about cookies?

The following sites contain additional useful information about cookies and how to manage them.