What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. 

Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, such as remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in a shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. They let websites recognise your device, so that the sites can work more effectively, and also gather information about how you use the site. A cookie, by itself, can't be used to identify you.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve our website for you, for example tools such as Google Analytics help us to measure general information such as the number of new and returning visitors, how many people use our website and how they use it. We do this to make sure our website is meeting users' needs and to help us understand how we could improve it.

The cookies we use:

On our website we use Sharethis, which uses one standard first-party cookie.

We also use the standard first-party Google Analytics javascript with no adjustments. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to ‘remember' what a user has done on previous pages/interactions with the website.

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they're using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. For full information about how Google Analytics uses cookies please see:

Learn more about cookies:

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