Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third­ parties we may partner with may use cookies, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Completely disabling cookies is your right. The cookies we use for the correct running of our site (that also support login and the like) are necessary but you may choose not to accept them. However, that will break functionality and features they add to this site.

Opting in and out of cookies

We use a cookie notice for you to opt into the use of cookies on our site. Accepting this will allow us to turn on the third party tracking cookie. The session

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your chosen web browser.

More about cookies

You can learn more about cookies, refer to the following third­ party websites:

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Anti-spam cookies

We use an anti-forgery cookie to help control how our forms are submitted. These are necessary to ensure we don’t receive unwanted, automatic form submissions.

Third Party Cookies

We also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

Anti-spam cookies

We use the Google Recaptcha service to help prevent spam being sent to us via this website. These cookies will appear when any contact form is loaded. Disabling cookies will disable all form submissions.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you are visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your postal address) via this website so this information can’t be used by Google to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google may choose to change the name and purpose of each cookie it sets from time to time and this is out of the control of this website. The following documentation from Google provides more details on their privacy policies, cookies they provide and their certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

If you are still looking for more information then you may contact us by email at [email protected]