Cookies Policy

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website.

Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. Find more information about cookies (opens in a new window).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests. We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit About Cookies (opens in a new window) which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

We also use Local Storage on this website to store your preferences.  This works in a very similar way to cookies, but allows easier access methods for our developers.  You can read about Local Storage here :

The cookies & local storage variables we use on and subdomains are:

Cookie / Localstorage title Purpose
simple Stores whether or not you have enabled 'simple mode' on our website
theme Stores your colour scheme for the website accessibility options
CookieConsent Use to record when you have acknowledged the cookie notice, so that you no longer see it.  This cookie is persistent.

We use the following third party cookies for Google Analytics

Cookie title Purpose
_ga Used to track website usage. An anonymous ID to help differentiate users on the Google Analytics platform with a 2 year expiration date. This cookie is persistent.
_gid Used to track website usage. An anonymous ID to help differentiate users on the Google Analytics platform, but with an expiration date of just 24 hours. This cookie is persistent.
_gat Used to throttle (reduce the frequency of) requests to Google Analytics service. This is a session based cookie.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Cookies set by third parties

We sometimes embed video, audio, images or other content from websites such as YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter. 

As we have no control over the cookies set by these websites, please look at the relevant third party websites for more information.

(a) Third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our websites and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads,

(b) Users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting

(c) A user can access a mechanism for exercising such choice through the Digital Advertising Alliance's consumer choice tool and Your online choices website.

Facebook also provide certain features and tools such as pixels, SDKs and APIs, which are known as Facebook tools. We may use these Facebook tools, such as pixels to optimise our communication and improve targeted communications through Facebook, Instagram and the Facebook Audience Network.

Google AdWords remarketing cookies allow us to target our advertising across Google search and other websites to people that have previously visited this website.

Google also uses various conversion cookies to help advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up purchasing their products. These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to tell that you clicked the ad and later visited the advertiser site.

Conversion cookies are not used by Google for interest based ad targeting and persist for a limited time only. These cookies are generally set in the domain, but may also be set in the domain. Conversion cookie data may also be used in combination with your Google account to link conversion events across different devices you use. Only anonymous conversion cookie data is shared with advertisers. For information on opting out, visit the Network Advertising Initiative.

This information was last updated on 25/09/2018

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