This website uses cookies to remember settings and to make the website easier to use.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that is downloaded from a website by your browser and stored on your computer’s hard disk. Your browser is then recognised every time you visit the site. Cookies are safe. They don’t store personal details such as your name, or your address or your age. Nor do they pass on viruses. We use cookies to remember your settings and interests, based on your browsing habits. This is how cookies improve your browsing experience. Isn’t it easier if you don’t have to set the language every time you visit our site?

To work at its best our website needs cookies. But cookies are important even if you can’t see what they do (such as Google Analytics). Without anonymous input from our visitors we wouldn’t know how the site was being used or how we might improve it.

What cookies do we use?

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics cookies to generate anonymous visitor statistics. They tell us things like how many visitors our site has attracted and which are the most popular pages. We can use this information to improve the design and layout of our site. We do not allow Google to use this information for other Google services. Read Google’s privacy policy for further information.

Functional cookies

These cookies are needed to help the website function. Without them, some parts of our website would not appear as they should. For example, they ensure that our website looks at its best in your browser.

We also use functional cookies to remember your language preference.

Social media

Our website features buttons that allow you to promote or share your pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn. These buttons are little programs coded by the social media themselves. They use a cookie to remember that you are logged on. This means you don’t have to log on to Twitter, Facebook, etc., every time you want to share. To find out what is done with the personal information gathered through this code, you can read the privacy policy of the relevant social media.

Embedded content

Our web pages sometimes show content that appears on other sites and we refer to this content with an “embed” code. In most cases it will be a YouTube video. These codes often use cookies, in much the same way as the social media, as explained above. How the cookies and personal information are used is explained in the privacy policy of the relevant service.

How do I delete or disable cookies?

Most browsers are set to accept cookies as standard, but you can reset your browser to delete all cookies, reject cookies or tell you when a cookie is being sent.

It is possible, however, that some of the functions and services on our websites and other sites will stop functioning correctly if you disable cookies in your browser.

Would you like to stop Google Analytics from recording your browsing habits? You can do this, by downloading a browser plug-in from the Google website. The setting will apply to every website you visit, not just ours. The browser plug-in can be downloaded here.