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What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer by the websites that you visit. They typically hold a small amount of data that may be specific to you or generic to the website. This data can be accessed by the website or the browser on your computer to help maintain and improve the features and services delivered by the website. Some cookies only exist for the duration of your session whilst others will remain on your computer for a set period of time or permanently until you clear out your cookies.

Cookies Found on our Website

Usability Cookies

These cookies are used to improve, customise and personalise your experience on our website. Purely for the purpose of enhancing how you interact with our online services, these cookies are only required for certain UX improvements and accessibility functions. These do not store personal information but help us to enrich and simplify your experience on our site. If blocked some of our online services may not function in the way intended.


Google Analytics Cookies

As part of our ongoing mission to understand and improve how our customers interact with our online services, we use Google Analytics to record anonymised non-personal information about you for reporting and decision-making. Such information includes, but is not limited to: geographical location (accurate to the country you are in), technology used to access the site, pages visited, links visited and behaviour while on our site. In order to record and report on this information, Google Analytics uses cookies.

These cookies are optional and we will ask your choice on the use of analytics cookies. The analytics cookies are added only if you agree to their use. We store your choice using a cookie (GACOOKIE) which is kept for a year unless you clear the cookies manually.

By blocking these cookies we will not be able to gather any information about your visit - this will not increase your personal privacy while browsing but will prevent us helping to understand our users better for the purpose of improving our online services.

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