Cookies Policy for

Definition and Purpose of Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that website operators store on your computer or mobile device. Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. We have implemented a cookie consent preferences manager on our site which allows you control over the non-essential cookies which our website sets. By using this consent manager, e.g. when you first browse our site, you can let us know whether you give your consent (or not) to the setting of the different types of cookies our website uses. You can also return to that tool to change your preferences at any time by clicking on the "Manage Cookies" link, located in the footer navigation on our website.

Your cookie consent choices, on the device you consented, will be enforced by our cookie consent manager for a period of one year from the time you consent or from the time you make any change to your consent. After that one year period has expired without subsequent preference change by you, our system will reset and clear your preferences and request your consent again.

Further information on cookies can be found on the website of the European Commission.

'Strictly Necessary' cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for (e.g. an online application) cannot be provided.

Functional cookies

These are cookies that allow our website to remember choices you make and to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video, sharing website content on social media platforms and other third-party features. They are also used to understand and analyse key performance metrics of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for our visitors. This information is used to improve how our website works including how we best provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video. These cookies collect data that is mostly aggregated and anonymous.

Analytics cookies

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to understand which content visitors view and are interested in. This helps us study how frequently particular pages and areas of the website are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. It also enables us to improve the services which we offer to you by making sure that our users are finding the information that they are looking for. It also allows us to provide anonymized demographic data to third parties for appropriate advertising and to track the success of advertising campaigns in bringing prospective customers to our website.

Advertising cookies

Advertising cookies are used to monitor the effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns. For example, for measuring how many unique browsers have seen a particular advertisement and how many of those subsequently visit our website. No invidual users can be identified by the data these third party cookies collect.

How to Manage cookies

Onsite Management
After the initial full or partial consent is given the user may manage or change their cookie preferences at any time during subsequent visits to To make a change, go to the bottom of any page on the site and in the footer navigation click or tap on the 'Manage Cookies' link, found in the 'About' section. The pop-up management window also contains tabular listings of cookies used, by category, on the website.

Browser Management
All leading browsers have user controls available for managing and removing cookies. In the list below we provide links to browser specific instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.

External Information
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

If you have any queries on data protection, our Data Protection Officer may be contacted at:

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