Cookie Policy


Effective Date: 25th May 2018
Last Updated: 20th July 2021

This Cookie Notice explains how and why we use cookies and other tracking technologies when you visit our website or receive email updates. Please read this Cookie Notice together with our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.


A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded on to your device as you browse our website. These can be used to improve your experience of using a website or to track your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs or to provide information that is relevant to you.

Our website uses both session and persistent cookies:

  • Session cookies 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 browser.
  • Persistent cookies allow our website to remember your preferences and settings when you visit our website in future. These are stored on your device between browser sessions until their expiry date or you delete them from your cache.

For some of the functions on our website we use third party suppliers, for example when you visit a page with a link to YouTube. These videos or links may contain third party cookies or similar technologies in accordance with the third party’s own policies. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third parties for more information on the data they collect.

You can find further information about cookies


Essential Cookies: which are essential to the functioning of the website and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.

These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information

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This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category ‘Analytics’.

This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies are used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.

This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies are used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Non Necessary”.
This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category ‘Performance’.

We use this cookie to make sure things are working properly.

The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

Performance/Analytics Cookies: which help us measure the website’s performance and improve your experience. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

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These are persistent cookies provided by Google. These collect statistical information about how our visitors use and interact with our site. For example, they collect information on the number of visitors, the pages or content with the most traffic, how you found the site and approximately where in the world you are visiting the site from.
For more information about Google analytics services please click here

Functionality Cookies: These Cookies allow our website to remember if you have previously visited our site or the choices you make (such as your user name, language, region or preferences) to provide a more personalised online experience.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies: These Cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement.


By accepting our cookie notice and continuing to use our website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

You may change your cookie settings at any time here: Manage consent. However, please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of the website may not be fully functional. To opt out of being tracked by Google analytics across all websites, visit

You can block or disable cookies on your device at any time by indicating this in the option or preference menu in your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you accept some or all cookies on the website you still have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not.


We use cookie and tracking technology in some of our email updates to see whether emails are opened, replied to or forwarded and whether links are followed. Cookie and tracking technology is used in the following ways:

  • tracking gif – each email contains a tiny unique graphic or “pixel” that tracks whether the email is opened. The graphic does not contain any personal information.
  • cookie tracking – links within our email updates are unique to the recipient. When a link is clicked on, a session cookie will record the recipient’s visit to the destination page. The session cookie will be deleted when the recipient closes their browser or leaves the destination page

The use of cookie and tracking technology helps us to improve the services we offer. You can unsubscribe from our email updates or disable tracking (where relevant) at any time either by using the link provided at the bottom of the email or by contacting


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Cookie Notice, you can contact us by:

Post: Data Protection Team, Ridgeway, 110 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA


We will occasionally update this Cookie Notice to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Cookie Notice, we will revise the “Last updated” date at the top of this Cookie Policy. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookie Policy or any of our other policies.