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When landing on our website, you are given the opportunity to accept and/or decline cookies used on our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary/essential cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of our website, so they are always switched on.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These are optional cookies that 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. Performance cookies we do not store any personal data, and the information collected through these cookies is stored in aggregated and anonymised form.
More information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them are set out in the table below:
This cookie is essential to the operation of this website and is used to deliver the webpages to you. This cookie expires at the end of your session when you close the browser window.
This cookie is used to remember a user's choice about cookies on this website. This cookie expires after 6 months.
These cookies are used by Google Analytics and AddThis functions to collect information about how visitors are using our website. We use the information to make changes and improvements to the website and our services. These cookies are anonymous and cannot directly identify any visitor of the website.
Cookies and expiry are set out below:
_atuvc – 13 months
_atuvs – 30 minutes
Loc – 13 months
Uvc – 13 months
Xtc – 2 months
_ga – 2 years
_gat_gtag_UA_24343944_8 - every minute
_gid – 24 hours
For more information see Analytics Support.
YouTube – More information on embedded videos
How to control your cookie preferences
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by visiting manage cookies.
You can also block all 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.