What are cookies

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.  Common types of cookies are listed below and we have also then listed those cookies we have knowingly on our website and why they are there. 

  • Strictly necessary cookies

  • Functionality cookies

  • Performance/analytical cookes

  • Targeting and advertising cookies

Necessary cookies - Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

  • Cookie ID: cookieyes-consent

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Reason:  CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users' consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors

Analytical cookies - Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site and they store anonymised information only about the following:

  • how you got to the site

  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page

  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

  • Cookie ID: _ga

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Reason: Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.

Other points to note:

  • If you share a link to a page on our services, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set by other websites - you might be able turn them off, but not through us.

  • Find out more about privacy information from Google Analytics.

  • Find out more from the Information Commissioner’s Office about how to manage cookies.

Updated 4 March 2023