Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that 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.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:


Google Analytics cookies anonymously track your visitor usage. These will monitor your engagement and usage of our website but will not store or save any personal information.

This cookie is essential for our site to and enables us to:

(a) Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

(b) Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted to your individual interests.

(c) Speed up your searches.

(d) Recognise you when you return to our site.

(e) Allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits. If you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

You can read Google’s privacy policy for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. To find out more about cookies and how to manage them through your browser, visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after a reasonable period.

This cookie policy, forms part of a layered approach, providing internet users with information about a website operator’s use of cookies, as required by the GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) (as amended) (PECR).

Recital 30 to the GDPR defines online identifiers as including cookies and, where cookies can identify an individual, they are considered to be personal data subject to the GDPR. In particular, the GDPR states that cookies, when combined with unique identifiers and other information received by servers, may be used to create profiles of individuals and identify.

The collection and use of cookies therefore has to comply with the GDPR and DPA 2018.