Cookie Policy


Websites can use cookies (which are small text files) to make a user’s experience more efficient. EU law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of but for all other uses we need your permission to do so. does use some non-essential cookies. We do not use these to track individual users or to identify them, but instead to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used in order that we can keep improving for our users.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to find out and analyse how users use It does this by counting the number of visitors to It also tells us things about users behaviour overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views.

The information generated by Google Analytics about your use of our website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This may include your IP address. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties but only where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

If you would prefer that information regarding your visit to is not sent to Google Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-on which you can download and install from this website:

This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send any information about your visit to to Google Analytics.

StatCounter Analytics

We also use StatCounter Analytics, which is a web analytics service, to track activity on this website.

StatCounter Analytics use a cookie (called “is_unique”) which is only used to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.

If you would prefer that information regarding your visit to is not sent to StatCounter Analytics, you can use refuse to accept the cookie. Details are available from StatCounter at

Flash Cookies

Most computers have Adobe Flash installed. If your computer has Adobe Flash installed and you view any audio or video players on, Google Analytics may also try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. The purpose of these cookies are to help website owners analyse the popularity of media files. The cookies can allow us to count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how many people give up halfway through. Adobe’s website offers tools to control Flash cookies on your computer.

Other Third Party Cookies

Some third party cookies may be set by services that appear on They are set by the operators of those services and are not in our control. These may include cookies set by Linkedin, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, that relate to the ability of users to share content on this site.

Our external web host may also automatically log your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.

Deleting Cookies and More Information

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser. Search in your cookie folders for ‘‘ to find our cookie and the Google Analytics cookie if you wish to delete them.

More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at


If you have any queries concerning the use of cookies on, please Contact us.