Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

The information on this page describes the cookies we use on this website and what we use them for.

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on the device you are using. These include small files known as cookies, please be aware that these cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you in various ways, examples include:

  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested.
  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Monitoring traffic to a website to enable better or more information can be displayed to the correct people over time.

At present we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy on all of our websites which means that we assume you are happy with this usage.

If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our websites. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.  This analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and, again, is not tied to personally identifiable information.

Therefore we do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy with regard to its analytics service here.

Social media

We use third-party plug-ins for some of the social media functionality on our website. These third-party services may use cookies and although we have chosen to use these plug-ins on our site, we do not have control over cookies that may be set by these services.

Because the details of these cookies may change we have listed links below, that you can follow to find out more about the respective third parties’ positions on privacy. These cookies may also vary depending on whether or not you are logged in to any of the social media services below whilst browsing our website.

We use the “Like” and “Share” buttons, provided by Facebook, on some of our pages, including news stories and job vacancies. We use these to let visitors easily share these pages or articles with their friends or colleagues via Facebook. You can view the Facebook Privacy Policy here.

We use the “Tweet” button, provided by Twitter, on some of our pages, including news stories and job vacancies. We use this to let visitors easily share these pages or articles with their friends or colleagues via Twitter. You can view the Twitter Privacy Policy here.

Some pages on our site contain embedded YouTube videos. YouTube is owned by Google, and you can view the Google Privacy Policy here.