This policy is intended to provide website users with information on cookies and what their role is within this website.

About this Policy

This Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them.  It includes details of the types of Cookies we set, the information we collect when using them and how that information is used.

You can learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your browser when you visit a website.  They can often serve crucial functions and help us to keep our website secure and to function properly which helps us to provide you with a better experience.  They can also help us to analyse how the website performs, what works and where we can make improvements.

How we use Cookies?

We use Analytics cookies.  These are used to understand how the website performs, how you interact with it, and helps us to provide you with a better, faster and improved experience.

Social Media and External Links – where you access us via external links or social media platforms, we also have no control over those websites and the cookies they set, so please bear in mind that you should set your preferences in line with their own policies and cookie controls separately.

In particular when you chat with us by logging on to Facebook messenger, you are subject to their terms and conditions and privacy settings so please remember to review those.  You do not need to use messenger to chat with us.

How to Manage Cookies – When you visit our site you will be asked if you want to accept or decline non necessary cookies.  You can also control which types of cookies you want to accept by clicking on cookie settings.

No matter what cookie control is in place, or if you simply change your mind you can also adjust your own browser to delete or block cookies from any site you visit.  To learn more about how to manage your browser cookie settings please see

What cookies do we set?



Analytics Cookies

We use Analytics cookies to help us to understand how the number of visitors to our website and how they interact with it, for example which pages are visited and for how long.  These help us to continually improve our website and services.  The data is reported anonymously without any personal data included.


Below is a list of the cookies set by our website:

Analytics Cookies Description Type Party Duration on your Browser
_gat This cookie is set by Google Analytics to throttle the request rare to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites Persistent First 1 minute
_gid This cookie is used by Google Analytics to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited. Persistent First 1 Day
_ga This cookie is used by Google Analytics and is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Persistent First 13 Months


Use of cookies can change over time or when a new service or function is added to our website.  To ensure that this policy remains up to date, we regularly carry out ‘cookie audits’ and update our list of cookies accordingly.


This policy was last updated on 22nd August 2022.