Cookie policy


1 Cookies are small pieces of information sent by the web server that hosts our Website to the web browser on the computer or device you use to access this Website (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox). Cookies enable our computer server to collect information from the browser on your device about your browsing activity when using your device to access our Website.

2 We use Cookies to help us better understand how our Website is used and provide a more user-friendly experience. For example, using knowledge of your previous Website visits, we can tailor content to match your particular needs and interests when you revisit our Website. Please note that Cookies are not used by us to collect special category personal information or financial information such as credit card details.

3 The following describes the Cookies that we may use and what they are used for:

(a) Strictly necessary Cookies: Some Cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate our Website and use special features you require. Where such Cookies are strictly necessary to receive a particular service you have asked for (e.g. secure extranet access) or to enable you to view or use our Website, we do not need to ask your permission to use them.

(b) Performance Cookies: These Cookies collect information about user visits to our Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. Some of these Performance Cookies are ‘analytics’ cookies, using third party software tools, which help us understand more about how our Website is used. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor visitor traffic to our Website. Performance Cookies do not collect information that personally identifies a visitor by name so our use of them should not impact on your privacy.

(c ) Functionality Cookies: This describes Cookies that allow our Website to remember information from your previous visit, such as details you previously submitted or your previously stated preferences. For example, when you complete a registration form and you tick the ‘Remember Me’ checkbox, we will use a Cookie to remember your details if you complete another form without you having to re-enter them. These Cookies may also be used to provide services you request such as newsletters or publications. Such a cookie may also be used to set the background image across the Website. This will remember which image was displayed to you the last time you visited our Website and will display the next image (in a set order) on your next visit.

(d) Third party Cookies: Our Website may also allow third parties to download cookies to your device. For example if you choose to ‘share’ a page or article from our Website with friends through a third party site such as a LinkedIn and Twitter, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites which we have no control over. You should check the third party website’s privacy policy or terms of use for more information about their use of cookies.

4 You can disable cookies using the settings on your web browser although this may affect your ability to get full use of all the features on our Website.