Cookie policy


Our websites and Apps use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites or Apps. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and use our Apps and also allows us to improve our site and platform. When you click “accept” on our cookie notice you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A “cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your device (e.g. a computer, smartphone or other electronic device) if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites and our Apps. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our websites and our Apps when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our websites and our Apps work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

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

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics




These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

The main purpose of this cookie is: Analytical/performance

Site cookie acceptance CookieControl This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

ASP.NET_SessionId ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

Expires: At end of session

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

Request Verification Token __Request
This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary


If you would like to manage, block or delete cookies you can do so through your internet browser. Visit for full details of how to manage cookies on different types of web browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

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. If you want to manage, block or delete cookies from third parties you can do so by visiting certain opt-out programs such as This will allow you to opt out from all participating companies through this site.

(Last updated on 19 March 2021)

Get social

Find, like, follow, tweet, meet and greet.