Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Sharing cookies. These are used to enable services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons.

We use Sharing cookies to enable you to link directly to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, which may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with adverts relevant to you and your interests.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
_ga _gat _gat_shorthand _gid We use Google Analytics to understand how users are navigating our website, see how often content we publish is used and to test changes to improve the user experience. Your IP address is anonymised. Our core site complies with 'Do not track' requests and will not load Google Analytics' cookies if you have this setting enabled in your browser. You may opt-out from having cookies processed by Google Analytics by using this tool: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout For more information about how Google uses data please visit: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners
facebook-family (datr, locale, lu, _e_oPLf_0) Used for social network sharing functionality facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). A list and overview of Facebook’s social plugins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/products/social-plugins For more information about Facebook’s personal data protection policy, please visit https://www.facebook.com/policy.php You can also block Facebook’s social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the "Facebook Blocker."

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 our website.