Like most professional websites, our website uses cookies.  Cookies are tiny text files of letters and numbers which are downloaded to your device (e.g., computer, smartphone or tablet) when you use our website.  Cookies are widely used to help make websites work more efficiently, improve the user experience and also provide some information to the site owners.

This policy describes what information the cookies on this website gather, how we use that information and why we sometimes store these cookies.

1. How we use cookies

We will place cookies onto your device only during your site visit.  We will use these cookies in order to:

  • Improve the user experience of our website;
  • Tell us which parts of the website users have visited; and
  • Provide enhanced services.

2. The cookies we set

The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential for you to be able to navigate our website and use its feature.  This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

  • Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our website, e.g. which pages you go to most often.  These cookies do not collect personal information about you.  All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

  • Session Cookies

These allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session.  These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.

  • Persistent Cookies

These are stored on your device in between browser sessions.  These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered.  These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache.

3. Cookies we use

In particular, our website uses the following cookies:

3.1 Google Analytics

This is a web analytics service offered by Google LLC (“Google”) which uses cookies to track and report on website traffic.  This helps us to analyse how users use our website.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, providing us with reports on website activity.  They also provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third  parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google is a certified participant of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.  A copy of their certificate can be found here.

For further information about Google’s use of data and cookies, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy.