We have written this policy to help you to better understand what cookies are, why we use them and what you can do if you would prefer not to have them. All of the cookies we use are session based (they disappear a short time after you leave the site) and are notused for any form of advertising or tracking purposes.

Why we use Cookies and what they're for.

We may use either 'essential' or 'performance' cookies for a number of purposes:

We may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular service you have requested or for security purposes. In particular, if you use any of our forms we may use a cookie to authenticate the pc or mobile device that you are using.

We allow Google to set analytics, or performance, cookies to collect and report aggregate information. These cookies provide reporting to us on an aggregate basis and so, do not identify you at all.  We use the aggregate reports to understand how our web sites are used and improve their usefulness to our audiences. 

  • Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics for determining visitor session, identifying unique visitors (number of visitors), tracking traffic source (from where visitors have come to site) and navigation (the pages they visited). We use this information to compile the report and improve the site. If you would rather not receive analytics cookies from Google, they have developed a browser add-on that you can download here - Opt out of Google Analytics Cookies

Controlling cookies.

None of the cookies we use are able to identify you personally and are not used to provide advertising on, or from, other websites, we use them very simply to make our website more secure, improve the visitor experience and to allow certain aspects of the site to function correctly.

Without cookies, you will probably not be able to use any of our online application forms, and other aspects of the site may not function in the way in which we intended.

After reading our policy, if you would prefer not to receive cookies from this (or other websites) there are a number of steps that you can take, depending on the browser you use:

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