Following an EU directive, the law now requires UK websites to obtain consent from you when cookies may be stored on your computer.

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What are cookies?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on your device by its web browser. Almost all websites instruct a web browser to store one or more cookies for performance, functional or tracking reasons.

Further information about cookies and how they work can be read on Wikipedia, or on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

How does this website use cookies?

This website uses cookies for its functionality and to gather anonymous information about visitors’ behaviour to analyse how the website is performing. Also, we use some third-party analytical tools and social widgets that set cookies.

Which cookies will be set by using this website?

First-party cookies (set by this domain)

These cookies are for website performance, functionality and reporting statistics of page visits. They are deleted automatically when you close your web browser. Third-party cookies (set by other domains)

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Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Can I block cookies?

In its default setup, your web browser will accept cookies. You can set your web browser to disallow cookies from this website but it may affect its operation now or if we introduce new features in the future, so we hope that you will continue to allow cookies to help us improve the experience our website delivers.

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