Cookie Policy for


Our Cookies policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, and how third parties we partner with may use cookies on this site.

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Please read this policy in conjunction with our privacy notice, which sets out additional details on how we use personal data and your various rights.

What‌ ‌are‌ ‌cookies?

Cookies are a type of data storage placed on your computer by the applications you use or the websites you visit. They are used to record specific information related to you, for example to provide internet traffic information to the owners of the website. First – party storage use is set directly by the website the user is visiting, ie the URL displayed in the browser’s address bar. Thirdparty storage use is set by a domain other than the one the user is visiting. This typically occurs when the website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising. When the browser or other soHware fetches these elements from the other sites, they can set cookies as well. First and third party cookies fall into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable users to log into secure areas of websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of website visitors and to see how visitors move around websites when they are using them. This helps improve the way the websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise users when users return to a website. This enables us to personalise content for data subjects, greet data subjects by name and remember data subject’s preferences (e.g. choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record data subjects’ visit to websites, the pages visited, and the links followed we use this information to our website(s) and the advertising displayed thereon more relevant to users’ interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Functions usually performed by a cookie can be achieved by other means. This could include, for example, using certain characteristics to identify devices so that visits to a website can be analysed or in order to deliver various functionalities. HTML 5 local storage and IndexDb are two such commonly used browser storage methods, and we have included the ways in which they are made use of by this website, below.

First Party Storage Used By

The only cookies or other storage placed without your specific consent are those that are strictly necessary to supply a service requested by you. If non-essential storage is required you will be prompted to give your specific and informed agreement before they are stored. The strictly necessary cookies are shown in the table below:


Name of cookieRemoved afterShared withNotes
sessionBaycloudConsent Management

The following first-party cookies may be placed on your computer or device only after your consent has been given:


Name of cookieRemoved afterShared withNotes
sessionSession Management


Name of cookieRemoved afterShared withNotes
2 yrs GoogleGoogle Analytics
24 hrs GoogleGoogle Analytics
<1 minGoogleGoogle Analytics

Third Parties‌‌

Here are the third-party vendors present on which use storage in the ways explained above. Only strictly necessary cookies and browser storage can be used by this website, unless you give your consent. Unless they fulfil a strictly necessary purpose, you withdraw from or give your consent to any of the below third parties, at any time. We have also included a list of the domains used by these third party organisations. Websites use third party domains for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to security, fonts and images, video content or analytics. Although not all of these domains deploy cookies or other website storage, some may for example make use of a first party cookie which is shared with a third party organisation, such as an analytics cookie. Unless these functionalities which deploy or make use of cookies or other web storage are strictly necessary, they will only be used with your consent.


Name of cookieRemoved afterNotes
2 yrs
6 mnths



Automattic, Inc.


For further information on how your data is used, how we maintain the security of your data, and your rights to access information we hold on you, please see our Privacy Notice.

Last updated on 17/11/2021

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