Cookies Policy

What is a Cookie

A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server, which is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server this message is sent back which enables the user to be identified. We use cookies and other types of tracking software in order to personalise your visit to our website, customise our pages for you and enhance your experience by gaining a better understanding of your particular interests.

We may use the information provided by cookies to recognise and track which parts of our website you visit when you are using our website, analyse trends and general usage patterns, optimise our site, administer the site, or for research and marketing purposes to help us better serve you. No information which personally identifies you will be collected through the cookies.

If you wish, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so you have the chance to accept it and you can also set your browser to refuse to receive or send all cookies. You can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, please be aware that certain features of our site require the use of cookies in order to work effectively and if you do not accept cookies these features may not function correctly or at all.

If you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Our website will or may use the following types of cookie:

Necessary cookies

Without these cookies, also known as session cookies, our website won’t work properly. They help you move around the secure areas of the website and do things you’ve specifically come to the website for, like accessing research.

Performance cookies

Sometimes known as analytical cookies, these cookies collect anonymous information about how many unique visitors have visited our website or how many different times you may have visited. These cookies can also help us to identify error messages received from different webpages on our site. This information can help us improve our website in order to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Functionality cookies

These cookies are similar to session cookies in the sense that they allow the website, when you fill in a form with your username or other details, to remember your details, so you don’t have to type it in each time you come back.