Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that websites store on your computer. We use cookies which are designed to improve your experience of our website and to help us evaluate the performance of our site in order to provide you with a better user experience.

Types of Cookies

We use two types of cookies on our website:

1. Session Cookies

We use two types of session cookies on our website. One is automatically added to your computer when you access our website and is used to store anonymous information about your activities during your visit.  For example, when you filter by department on the Our People page of this site, the cookie remembers your choice so it can be restored automatically if you leave the page and return to it later during your session. This cookie stays on your computer for the duration of your visit and is automatically erased when you close your browser.

The second session cookie that we use is added to your computer when you adjust the text size of the website. The cookie remembers your chosen text size for future visits so you do not need to change it manually every time. The cookie remains on your computer for 12 months and is automatically deleted after this period.

2. Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies remember who you are and remain on your computer between sessions allowing us to recognise you when you return to the site. We use Google Analytics to evaluate the performance of our site and to compile reports which help us to make improvements to the site, e.g. most popular pages visited. Google Analytics works by placing a number of persistent cookies on your computer which enable it to gather anonymous browser data about your visits to our website. For further information on these cookies please visit

Changing Settings

If you would like to change your settings to stop cookies from our website, please visit or for more information.  You may change your settings at any time however this may affect your ability to use certain functions on our website.

You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit

If you do not change your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive the cookies on our website as described above.

More Information

Please contact Craig Robinson.