Privacy & Cookies Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We value the trust you have placed in us, and are committed to protecting any personal information you give us. This document, which we update from time to time, describes how we use and process your personal information and how we use cookies. It also tells you how you can contact us if you have questions about your personal information.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

How long will the cookie be stored on your device?
This depends on the cookie. Some are allocated to your device only for the duration of your visit to a website. They are called session based cookies and automatically expire when you close down your browser. Others, known as persistent cookies, can remain on your device for a period of time.

How do we use them?
functionality cookies: these allow our website to remember choices you make (such as name, telephone number, email address) and any changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise; and performance cookies: these collect information about how you and others use our website, e.g. which pages are most visited, if error messages come up and how effective our online promotions are. They are only used to help us improve how our website works and to ensure ease and speed of use.

All the information collected is anonymous and does not in any way impact on your privacy; in particular, they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

What we don’t do.
We do not use any cookies to target you with adverts.

What particular cookies do we use?
The following are our own cookies; they are controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our website. They are all session based and therefore all automatically expire when you close down your browser.

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites on their behalf. We do not control the use of these cookies so you should check the third party websites for more information about them.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy
Facebook Privacy Policy
Twitter Privacy Policy
Google Maps Privacy Policy

Further information
Useful information about cookies can be found at: All About Cookies

Changes to our policy
This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of Feb 2014. Regularly reviewing it will ensure that you are always aware of how we use cookies. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time. If you have any suggestions or comments about this privacy notice, please send an email to