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Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. We use some cookies for certain functions of our website and others to help us improve our website and to help us make your visit more efficient and useful. When you visit our website we ask for your consent to use cookies. Please take a few moments to find out more about how we use them and what benefits they bring.

Manage Consent

When you visit our website for the first time we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on ‘Save Preferences’ you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plugins you selected in the pop-up, as described in the Cookie Policy. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser but please note our webiste may no longer work properly.

You can manage your consent by toggling the preferences below:

Types of Cookies

Necessary – we set a cookie to establish whether you use areas of our website that require a login. We also set a cookie which relates to the security system we use to protect our website, this cookie records your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.

These are session cookies which do not contain a set expiry date and unless deleted earlier, will expire when you close your browser. Our external web host may also automatically log your IP address.  Please view our Privacy Policy for information on how this information is used.

Functional – These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make and to enable certain functions on our website

  • Cookie Consent – we use Complianz for cookie consent management:
    • complianz_policy_id : retention 365 days – store accepted cookie policy ID
    • cmplz_stats : retention 365 days – store cookie consent preferences
    • complianz_consent_status : retention 365 days – store cookie preferences
    • cmplz_marketing : retention 365 days – store cookie content preferences

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Statistics – we also collect information for statistical purposes using Google Analytics, which helps us understand how you use our website and how we may improve it. We anonymise IP addresses. IP anonymisation means that no individual can be identified from a stored IP address. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies. You can find out more about Google’s Analytics Policy here.

Although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytic, the following cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain. This information is collected by both session and persistent website cookies. Persistent cookies are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered and expire on a set date.

  • _ga : First Party persistent cookie – duration 2 years – Google Analytics cookie used to count and track pageviews
  • _gid : First Party session cookie – duration 24 hours – Google Analytics cookie used to count and track pageviews
  • _gat_gtag_UA_*_1 : First Party session cookie – duration 1 hour – Google Analytics cookies used to store and track conversions.

Third Party Cookies – We ask your permission to place third party cookies. Some elements of our website will not function without the necessary cookies.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

  • We use Twitter for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons
    • local_storage_support_test – persistent cookie – used for Twitter integration and sharing capabilities. For more information, please see the Twitter Privacy Policy.
  • Google Fonts – we use Google fonts for display of webfonts
    • Google Fonts API – retention none – request user IP address
  • Google Maps – We use Google Maps for maps display
    • Google Fonts API – retention none – request user IP address

Third Party cookies are set on any domain other than the domain currently being visited and are placed by the relevant third party. We have no control over these cookies (other than allowing them to be served).

Updated  4 February 2021

More Cookie Options

The browsers of most devices you use to view the internet (computers, smartphones, etc) are typically set up to accept cookies. You can amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites through your browser settings by referring to their help section.

More information about how to disable cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org

Privacy Policy

Please view our Privacy Policy for information on how use and process information.


Should you have any concerns or queries in relation to our website, the content our our policies outlined above, please do not hesitate to contact us.