Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. 

We use cookies to store information about how you use our websites, such as the pages you visit.

Cookies don't contain any information that could be used to identify you personally, and you can delete any cookies that your browser has stored. You can also use your internet browser's private browsing setting to restrict sites from using cookies.

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View and edit your cookie settings at the end of this page.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies to improve things by:

  • remembering the things you select while on our website, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering data you've given (for example, your address) so you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

We do not use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit (often referred to as privacy intrusive cookies).

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and delete these files as you wish.

Unless the law allows us to, we do not:

  • share any of the data we collect about you with others
  • use this data to identify individuals

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. 

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. 

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

Cookies used by this website

Necessary and Preference cookies

Allows us to record your cookie preferences and control your journey around the site.

Cookie Name Duration
Nmstat Expires after 1000 days
gi_consent_socialmedia Expires after 4 months 
gi_consent_saved Expires after 4 months 
gi_consent_analytics Expires after 4 months
gi_consent_advertising Expires after 4 months


Statistic cookies

Siteimprove analytics

We use Siteimprove Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Siteimprove to use or share the data about how you use this site. Siteimprove Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while visiting the site
Cookie Name Duration
CASID Session


Marketing cookies 

If we use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages which can influence adverts when browsing the internet.

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How do I manage cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time.  You can then adjust the available sliders to 'On' or 'Off'. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or another device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

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