Cookie Policy

What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, often including a unique identifier, which are downloaded to your computer when you visit a website – if your browser preferences allow it.  Cookies are then accessed by the originating website on each subsequent visit.  Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s computer.
Why we use cookies on our website?
The cookies we use are there to allow us to perform the services you require and to assist us in providing a better website for our users.   Details on the type of cookies we use are provided below.
Our legal obligation to you.
By law, we need to inform you about what cookies we use to operate this website and why.  In addition, except for any ‘strictly necessary cookies’ (see below for information on what we mean by ‘strictly necessary cookies’), we need your permission before downloading cookies onto your device.
How you can control the cookies we use?
When you first visit our website, a popup box will appear that will explain what cookies we use and why. You will be asked to provide your explicit consent to the use of cookies and except from ‘strictly necessary cookies’, you are free to choose which cookies we use. We record your consent as the legal basis for processing any personal data collected through cookies, such as your computers IP address. You can withdraw your consent and change your preferences on our website at any time by going into our “settings” option and updating your cookie permissions.  You can also amend your settings through your browser.  Please be aware that most browsers accept cookies automatically however if you wish to update your cookies settings through your web browser, you can do so through the help function in your preferred browser. This should provide you with the correct information regarding what cookies are enabled/disabled. Some browsers provide helpful cookie guides:
•Internet Explorer:


Alternatively, provides advice on how to do this, and further information on cookies and how to manage them.Please note that if you block the use of essential cookies then there may be certain circumstances where this will affect the functionality of our website and could potentially impact your experience.
What cookies do we use?
The cookies on this website have additionally been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie Guide: 

Strictly necessary cookiesThese cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable a user to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/Performance cookiesThese cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and collect information about how visitors use our 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. These cookies help us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookiesThese cookies allow the website to recognise you when you return to our website and provide enhanced, more personal features.
Targeting/advertising cookiesThese cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below: 

Cookies used on our website 

Cookie Name Cookie Description Cookie Classification Cookie Behaviour (intrusion level) 
_cflbCloudflare sets a _cflb cookie with a unique value on the first response to the requesting client. Cloudflare routes future requests to the same origin, optimizing network resource usage.Third PartyStrictly Necessary
_cf_bmThe _cf_bm cookie supports Cloudflare Bot Management by managing incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. The cookie does not collect any personal data, and any information collected is subject to one-way encryption. This encrypted file contains Cloudflare’s proprietary bot score and helps manage incoming traffic that matches specific criteria.Third PartyStrictly Necessary
_cfduidThe _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers’ End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.

The _cfduid cookie does not:

  • allow for cross-site tracking,
  • follow users from site to site by merging various _cfduid identifiers into a profile, or
  • correspond to any user ID in a Customer’s web application.
Third PartyStrictly Necessary
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmzThese cookies are set and used by Google Analytics to gather information about your visit to our website.Third PartyAnalytical/Performance cookies
JSESSIONIDSet by New Relic, a site monitoring service that tracks server load & other server metricsThird PartyAnalytical/Performance cookies


For more info about Cloudflare cookies, go to Cloudflare website.


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies and you can control these via your browser.