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What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer when you visit a website.

Cookies have many different uses. For example, they can store information to help you enter a site without having to log in. They can also help a website remember your preferred settings so it loads them on your next visit.

Cookies do not normally store personal information. Find out more about cookie contents.

Managing cookies

You can control most cookies through your browser. You can also delete specific cookies or clear your browser's cache (history). 

If you choose to disable cookies, some parts of this website will not work properly.

Visit AboutCookies.org to find out how you can delete and control the cookies that are stored on your device.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites that use it.

Some browsers include a feature known as 'Do Not Track' or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. Further information about cookies from the Information Commissioner's office.

We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website. 

Cookies we use

1. Necessary cookies

These make a website usable by enabling basic and core functions like security, page navigation and access to secure areas of the site. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.


This enables the storage of session data required for secure page support.


From CloudFlare, this cookie identifies trusted web traffic.


This registers whether or not JavaScript is activated in the user's browser.


From New Relic, this monitors the server performance vs user number.

2. Performance cookies

We make use of analytics cookies to analyse how visitors use our website and to monitor the site's performance. This allows us to provide a continually improving experience for our users.

This site currently uses the following Google Analytics cookies:

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These collect anonymous information including the number of visitors to our site and the pages they visited.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

This site also currently uses the following additional analytics cookies:

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These cookies measure user interactions for the analytics tool Hot Jar.

3. Functionality cookies

We make use of cookies to provide you with certain functionality - for example, to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in).

This site currently uses the following functional cookies:


This registers a unique ID for a visitor in order for the website to recognise them upon re-entry.


This determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures it will not be presented again upon re-entry.


This allows our Drupal CMS to remember language preference.

4. Advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about the browsing habits associated with your device and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests.

Third parties provide these services in return for recognising that your device has visited a certain website. These third parties put down advertising cookies both when you visit our site and when you use their services and navigate away from our website.

This site currently uses the following advertising cookies:


Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.


Used by Google Ad Manager, this cookie tracks the effectiveness of our online advertising.


From LinkedIn job advertising, this cookie tracks the effectiveness of our online advertising.

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These cookies help deliver our advertising to people who have already visited our website when they’re on Facebook or another digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising.

Opt out of the advertising cookies set by these third parties.

5. Other third-party cookies


We embed videos from our YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player.

GPS is a temporary cookie that registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

PREF stores your preferences and other information, in particular preferred language and how many search results you wish to be shown.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new or old player interface.

YSC tracks views of embedded videos.

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From AddThis, these cookies enable users to share content on social networking sites.


Set by Twitter, this allows the visitor to share website content to their Twitter profile.

User’s personal information

Visitors to our website may be able to register to use our services, attend events, join a community or upload/download information. When you register, you will provide personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number and other relevant information. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary, including: to fulfil your requests, to protect ourselves from liability, to comply with the terms and conditions of our internet host provider.

Third-party policies

Related services and offerings linked to or from this website have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Since we do not have control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend you review their policies before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with them.