Cookie Policy

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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone that lets us know that you have used our website before.  They are automatically placed onto your device by some websites that you visit and are widely used to improve the performance of a website, for saving different options and to provide website owners with information on how the site is being used. 

There are two types of cookies; permanent and temporary (session cookies). Permanent cookies are stored as a file on your computer for some time.  Session cookies are stored temporarily in your computer’s memory and disappear when you close your browser.  You can find out more about how cookies work on the BBC website.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to enhance the experience of the website, to increase the performance, to identify how the website is being used, where we can make improvements and to monitor how our pages perform.  Some of our cookies are vital for the website to operate effectively and others are optional.  We use these cookies to find out things such as how many people are using the website.  We can also see where users have come to the site from and the pages they visited before.  We view this information in reports (provided by Google Analytics) so we can see how well the website is working and to understand how the website is being used so we can make it easier and more enjoyable for you to browse.

Cookies collect information in an anonymous form.  This means we don’t know who the information has come from and we don’t make any attempt to find out.  We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.  We will not link any data gathered from this site with any information from any source that could be used to identify you.

If we decide to collect personal information about you through our website we will make it clear when we are collecting personal information (such as your name or age) and will explain how we will use it.

If you want to know more about Google Analytics cookies you can view their privacy information here: Learn more

Who uses the information stored in cookies? 

The information stored in the cookies from our website is used exclusively by us, except for those identified as “third-party cookies”, which are used and managed by external entities to provide services requested by us to improve our services and the experience of the user when browsing our website.  We use Google Analytics to provide us with statistical data on which of our web pages have been visited, at what times and how long for.  We also collect anonymous demographic data.  We use this information to help improve our services to you.  No personally identifying information is stored.

How to control or delete cookies

You may refuse the use of cookies by changing your internet browser settings to disable the use of cookies.  You can do this by;

–        In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, click on Settings, click on the Privacy tab and then use the slider bar to choose the level of privacy you want.

–        In Firefox, click on Tools, click on Options, click on Privacy, click on the Cookies tab and choose your level of privacy.

Please note that if you control or delete these cookies it may mean that some areas of the site will not work well for you; you may experience slower running times and you may not be able to access all website content.

For other browsers and more information about cookies please go to: 


By continuing to use our website you will have been deemed to have agreed to our use of cookies subject to any preferences you may have indicated to us or any overriding browser settings you may have.