Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files 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. You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like remembering your username or preferences so that you remain logged in, analysing how well a website is performing and generally improve the user experience.

Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use websites, or a user’s general location. Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username.

A list of all the cookies used on this website is set out below (by category).

Our use of cookies

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.

These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

We use Google Analytics to monitor how visitors move around the website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

If you don’t wish your visit to be tracked you should either opt out of Google Analytics or disable cookies in your browser. See ‘How to manage cookies’ section for information.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

We use a functionality cookie in the downloads section of the site to allow us to remember your login. This cookie only stores your username and, if selected, saves you the trouble of logging in every time you access the downloads section of the site.

When you choose this option, you agree that we can place this cookie on your device.

How to manage cookies

Changing browser settings

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites:

Opting-out of Google Analytics only

For detailed information on this please visit

More Information

More information on how businesses use cookies is available at

If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please contact us by e-mail at

This document was last updated on 24th May 2012.