Use of Cookies on this website

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file placed on internet user's PC. Cookies are created and used by websites to allow website functions to operate, such as recalling your preferences, and to allow the monitoring of the website usage which helps us improve the user experience on the website.

EU Cookie directive

From May 2012, websites using cookies must gain consent of users before doing so, unless the cookies are strictly required for the site to operate or to satisfy a user request.

Some parts of the site may use cookies to remember your logged-in status (for logged-in users), and the current state of choices you have made. These are necessary for the operation of the site and they therefore fall under the exemption set out in the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance:

There is an exception to the requirement to provide information about cookies and obtain consent where the use of the cookie is:

  1. for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network;
  2. where such storage or access is strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service requested by the subscriber or user.

Further Information is available from the ICO - see ICO Guidance, page 8

A full audit of the website has been carried out to ensure that all cookies used by this site are necessary to allow it to function. This website does not use cookies to record information about your browsing and does not use any third party cookies to log your activities on the site.

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Disabling Cookies

If you do not wish to receive cookies from this website you can adjust your browser settings to refuse or screen cookies, you can find instructions on how to configure this within the majority of web browsers and versions at

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Version 1.0, 14 May 2012