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Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.

Most cookies expire after a specified time, but you can manage them yourself, including deleting them from your computer or telling your browser whether to accept them.

Visit the Information Commissioner’s Office to find out more about cookies.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in 2018, customers must be able to opt in to cookies being set when you visit our site.

This applies to all cookies, apart from those that are needed for the website to function, which are usually referred to as ‘necessary’ or ‘functional’ cookies.

You can choose whether to accept cookies that remember your settings on this website – so you can dismiss alerts you don't want to read, for example.

You can also choose to accept cookies that analyse how you use our website; we use this anonymous information to improve content and templates.

Embedded videos/ YouTube cookies

We embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

  • Cookie names: PREF*, VSC*, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE* and remote_sid*
  • Expiry:
    • PREF - * Expires after eight months
    • VSC - * expires at the end of your session
    • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months
    • remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session

We are currently looking into a long-term solution to host videos internally. 

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make websites usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Websites will not function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name: ARRAffinity

  • Purpose: this is used by our hosting provider to direct your traffic to the web server and cannot be removed
  • Expiry: end of session

Cookie Name: acceptCookies

  • Purpose: used to setup the website cookies and control the cookie notification bar
  • Expiry: 60 days

Settings cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region you are in.

There are currently no preference cookies used on the website.

Measurement cookies

Measurement cookies store information about how you use our website, such as what you click on. They help us make the website better for you. 

Cookie Names: _ga, _gid and _gat_gtag_UA-154766448-1

  • Purpose: allows Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it
  • Expiry: _ga: 2 years, _gid: 24 hours, _gat_gtag_UA_154766448-1: 1 minute

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