This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking. Details below.

The categories of cookies we use on the website are listed below.

1. Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to operate correctly and cannot be disabled without ruining the usability of the website. The law does not require us to ask consent to use these cookies and they will always be placed when you use this website.

2. Analytical/performance cookies.

Analytics cookies are used to gather anonymous data on how visitors use the website.

They look at what pages are the most popular, how long visitors stay on them, if and when a user gets an error message and other similar useful data which we use to improve how the website works and make information easier to find. This data is anonymous and we cannot track you individually using analytics cookies.

3. Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to potentially personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

4. Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links uou have followed. We may use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

More information about the individual cookies we use, and the purposes for which we use them, are as follows:

SupplierCookie IDExpiresPurpose
WordpresssvSessionend of SessionEssential cookie, which enable you to move around the website and use its features. Session
cdn.syndication.twimg.comlangHelps us to determine the language settings of the user’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language.
WordpressdevicePixelRatio,7daysThis cookie records your device’s pixel ratio. If your screen resolution is a retina or Hi DPI screen, then the website may choose to serve you higher resolution graphics.
Wordpresswp-settings-time-1 YearWordpress - sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
Wordpresswp-settings-1 YearWordpress - sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
Wordpresswordpress_sec_A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser.WordPress session cookies are created if and when you log into WordPress either as an administrator or contributor to the website.
Wordpresswordpress_logged_inA session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser.WordPress session cookies are created if and when you log into WordPress either as an administrator or contributor to the website.
Wordpresswordpress_test_cookieA session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser.Wordpress - Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled. The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary


Third Party Cookies

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, social media feeds, maps, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

It’s important for you to know that we have no access to or control over cookies used by these companies or third-party websites. We suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

SupplierCookie IDExpiresPurpose
Google.com1P_JARBrowser session to 6 MonthsGoogle ad personalisation, SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF30days, 2yrs, 2yrs, 2yrs, 2yrs, 2yrs, 6months, 2yrsGoogle set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.
Google.comOTZ, _ga30days, 3yrsAggregate analysis of website visitors
Google Analytics_ga, _gat, _gid2yrs, session, 1dayGoogle Analytics - These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance
Cookie ConsentcatAccCookies90 daysCookie Consent doesn’t store any user data server-side or make use of IP addresses. When a user lands on a site using this plugin and accepts the cookie notification message, the plugin places a cookie on the user’s own machine that records the user’s acceptance. It doesn’t store anything, including IP addresses, server-side.
Doubleclick.netIDE, DSID1 yearUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
GStatic (Google)CONSENT, NID20yrs, 6monthsGoogle Cookie consent setting & Advertising cookie
GoogleUserContent.comNID6monthsGoogle third party cookie


Google provide information about their cookie and privacy policies including their YouTube service and G+ here

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Facebook provide information about their cookie and privacy policies here

Twitter provide information about their cookie and privacy policies here


Blocking / Managing Cookies

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

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If the browser you like to use is not listed above, normally there is a ‘Help’ option on your browser to find out about how it handles cookies, or visit the site you downloaded it from for more information.

Google analytics provide a browser plugin to prevent their analytics cookies being placed or you can use your browser settings to disallow analytics cookies.

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