Cookie Policy

What are cookies? 

When you visit our website, the site asks your browser to store a small piece of data (text  file) called a cookie on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) covers the rules on  cookies. PECR also covers the use of similar technologies for storing or accessing  information, such as ‘Flash cookies’ and device fingerprinting. 

The ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules. 

Organisations have to provide clear and comprehensive information about the way they use  cookies and ensure that for any cookie not strictly necessary for their website, they give you  an appropriate means of consenting to that cookie being set on your device. 

Cookies store or retrieve information on your browser, which might be about you, your  preferences or your device but does not usually directly identify you.  

Cookies do lots of useful jobs. They help make websites work smoothly and provide  information about how people browse. 

We also use third-party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain  of the website you are visiting, for our advertising and marketing efforts.  

More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following  purposes: 

Types of cookies  

Our websites use three kinds of cookies: 


Some cookies are essential for our website to function and to keep it safe and secure. These  cannot be switched off in our systems. They let you do things like login, move from page to  page, and use our interactive tools. You can set your browser to block or alert you about  these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. 

Functional & Performance (Static) 

These cookies provide enhanced functionality and personalisation and allow us to run  analytics and testing tools. They measure and improve how our website performs and give  us feedback so that we can provide the best experience possible. For example, some  analytics cookies allow us to count the number of website visitors and assess the most  popular content. Other functional and performance cookies allow us to remember your  preferences, and test new online tools for users. 

For example, we use Google Analytics to collect information about how customers use our  websites. This includes how long customers spend on our websites, how often they return and what demographic categories they fall into. For further information about how Google  uses data, please visit 

Advertising & Marketing.  

We never show adverts from third parties on our website. However, we do advertise our  products and services, and you may see our adverts around the Internet too. Some cookies  are set by our advertising partners, used to build a profile of your interests and to show you  relevant adverts on other sites. Details of these cookies and our advertising partners can be  found in our cookie preference centre. We use cookies to measure how well our adverts do,  to tell us where you saw a particular advert, and to ensure you don’t see the same advert  too many times.  

Social Media Cookies 

We use buttons that let you share our pages on social networking websites. These buttons  may place a third-party cookie on your device, which could gather usage information.  

• Facebook 

• Twitter 

• YouTube 

To opt out of being tracked by the Facebook Social Media Button and Twitter Social Media  Button on all the websites you visit, go to the General Account Settings of your Facebook  and Twitter accounts, then click the opt-out link.  

How do I change my cookie settings? 

You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you do so, this will affect your enjoyment of our site and we will no  longer be able to offer to you a personalised service  

Some cookies are essential for making our website work well and cannot be turned off. All  other cookies are turned off by default when you first visit our website and you can choose  to turn these on or turn them back off if you previously accepted these and have changed  your mind. You can do this via our cookie banner or by clicking on “manage cookie  preferences” at the top of this page to visit our cookie preference centre. You can also  manage what cookies are stored on your computer directly by setting your browser to  accept or reject certain cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may mean some  of the services or features on our sites won’t work properly.

Third-party cookies are set by someone else whose services we have added to our site, such  as Google for measuring visits to our website. These are detailed in our cookie preference  centre and all non-essential cookies (whether first or third-party) can be turned off.  

If you share a link to a page on one of our sites, the platform you share it on (for example,  Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies  set on other sites– you can turn them off, but not through us. 

Do not track (DNT) is a feature offered by some browsers which, if enabled, sends a signal to  websites requesting that your browsing isn’t tracked. Currently, there is no industry-wide  standard that has been agreed upon or universally adopted to determine how such signals  are handled and for that reason, we do not respond to DNT requests. We will review how  this feature, and other technologies similar, evolve and then take steps to incorporate as  and when appropriate. 

Remember that editing your cookie preferences will not remove any existing cookies from  your browser. It’ll only affect the way cookies are used in future. If you want to remove any  existing cookies you can do this via your browser settings. 

Browser controls 

You can use your web browser to: 

• delete all cookies; 

• block all cookies; 

• allow all cookies; 

• block ‘third-party’ cookies (ie, cookies set by online services other than the one you  are visiting); 

• clear all cookies when you close the browser; 

• open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web  without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you  should however be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context); and • install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality. 

Where to find information about controlling cookies 

Microsoft Edge cookies information 

Internet Explorer cookies information 

Chrome cookies information 

Firefox cookies information 

• Safari cookies information – mobile devices and desktops 

Opera cookies information 

Useful information 

• Several websites provide detailed information on cookies, including and

• The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

• Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it. This is also available in the Chrome web  store

• Some browsers include a feature known as ‘Do Not Track’ or DNT. This allows you to  indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is  available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognise its request, so it  may not always work. You can get help on how to use DNT in Microsoft EdgeInternet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera

• Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to  import a list of websites you want to block. 

• For more information on how private browsing works as well as its limitations, visit  the support pages for your browser: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, FirefoxChrome, Safari (mobile and desktop) and Opera

A list of the cookies used on are as  follows: 

Category: Static (04) 

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by  collecting and reporting information anonymously

Cookie NameProviderDescriptionTypeExpiry
Registers a unique ID that
is used to generate
statistical data on how
the visitor uses the
HTTP2 years
Used by Google Analytics
to throttle request rate
HTTP1 day
Registers a unique ID that
is used to generate
statistical data on how
the visitor uses the
HTTP1 day
Used to send data to
Google Analytics about
the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the
visitor across devices and
marketing channels

Category: Marketing (02)
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Cookie NameProviderDescriptionTypeExpiry
I/jottwitter.comSets up unique visitor ID that
allows third party advertisers
to target the visitor with
relevant adverts
RichHistorytwitter.comCollects data on visitors’
preferences and behaviour.
This information is used to
make content and advertising
more relevant to to the
specific visitor