What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

How we use cookies

By using this site you agree to cookies being set. We use the following cookies.

  • Cookies our website software uses to operate correctly (names starting with exp) - for example, we might remember the last few pages you were on so we can redirect you back when required after filling in a form, or we might set a cookie to help us know how long we need to keep content cached for you. You can view a list of the most common of exp cookies we use.
  • Traffic analytics cookies (names starting with __utm) - we use Google Analytics to find out how people use our site, and to provide them with with a better experience by enabling us to monitor which pages they find useful and which they do not. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
  • Additionally, a s cookie will be set to remember that you have accepted cookies.