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Web browsers and cookies

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information. Users may dislike the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device, and find this to be a little intrusive, but it is possible to use your browser to block or select specific cookies depending on the set pereferences of your browser. Sometimes blocking cookies may disable some functionality of websites.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can set up your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse or block cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have previously been set.

Your web browser settings can restrict or block web cookies, to do this use the Help function within your browser to find out how. Alternatively, you can visit websites such as or which contain comprehensive information about cookies and how to control them on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

The cookies used by us

We have classified our cookies into two different types; First and Third party cookies. First party cookies are the cookies that we use when you browse our site. Third party cookies are set by our business partners such as those from social media sites and those used to supply video content such as Adobe Flashplayer. The details of the cookies we use are listed below:

First Party Cookies: we do not have any currently enabled.

Third Party Cookies: we currently use the cookies indicated below:

A StatCounter analytics cookie is set in the browsers of people who visit this site. This cookie is used only to determine first-time and returning visitors and to estimate unique visits to the site. No personal information is collected or stored in the cookie, all data is anonymous. Cookie duration is 5 years. Refusing this cookie will also affect other websites not affilliated with this website who also use this third party produced visitor statistic gathering cookie.

Social media widgets: Twitter receives anonymous log data detailing the web page visited and the browser used. For further information about this cookie visit,, and (maps).