Cookie Policy

Our website use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. We use cookies to help provide you with a good browsing experience and also help us to continually improve our website. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to use our cookies.

Cookies are electronic markers which mean we can learn more about what you are interested in on our website, so we can remember your preferences. They also help us monitor site usage, which helps us improve the site generally.

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We may use 'session' cookies (which expire when you close your browser) and 'persistent' cookies (which remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) to help us better understand how our site is used.

We do not correlate any information in the cookies information with data about individual users. We do not share the cookie information with any third party for advertising purposes.

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This is used to store whether you are in textOnly mode or not. It’s only written on sites which use the text only option.

Persistent for three months.

Strictly necessary cookie



This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode e.g. font-size and colour. It’s only written on sites which use the text only option.

Persistent for one month.

Strictly necessary cookie



This is used to store the username and password for ‘remember my login’ feature on extranets. It’s only written if there’s an extranet on the site with a ‘remember login’ option.

Persistent for one month.

Strictly necessary cookie

This can be removed via general site settings.


This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies.

Persistent for one year.

Strictly necessary cookie



Session cookie for extranet users. Without this cookie, an extranet user would be forced to log into each separate page on the extranet.



Tracks the pages that a user visits while they navigate around your site.



Where XXXX is a number. Used for account security, allows the CMS to remember devices which have logged in to extranets and the administration system previously.





Google Analytics.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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We use analytical/performance cookies. These types of cookies allow us to both recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.

We use Google's Analytics, which requires us to share your data with Google as described in their privacy policy.

Third party cookies

Please be aware that during your visit to you may notice cookies which are not related to If you go on a web page that contains embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

How to control cookies

You don't have accept cookies if you don't want to. 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 site.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

If you would like your web browser to automatically block them, select which browser you use from the list below for instructions.

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Safari (macOS)
Safari (iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)


Web forms

If you submit a web form on, the web server will submit details of pages you have visited on this website. This is to enable us to answer your query efficiently and to fix any web page errors in a timely manner.


Page last updated: 01 September 2021