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Cookies in use on this site

To comply with EU legislation we are required to tell you about the cookies used on this website. 

We use cookies only because we want you to find the information you need as quickly and easily as possible. 

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies help websites function usefully and can provide information to website owners. 

Cookies do not place viruses on your computer and cannot run programs. 

Our cookies do not provide us with any private or personally identifiable information about you. All data that is gathered is anonymous. 

Some of the cookies we use collect information about how visitors use our site. 

For example, one of our cookies counts the number of visitors to the site and notes which pages they visited. This anonymous information helps us to compile statistical reports, which can help us to improve the site. 

Your web browser gives you the ability to accept or decline cookies. Generally, web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies, some useful features of this website will not work. 

For example, there is the option to view this website as text only, with no graphics. The ‘useTextOnly’ and ‘setString’ cookies remember that you have chosen to view this site with no graphics. If you choose to decline cookies you will have to select the text only option every time you view a new page. 


You can find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, at these sites: 

Cookies used by our service providers and others 

Our service providers do not use any cookies connected with the use of our website. 

Websites that you may link to from our website may use additional cookies over which we have no control and for which we have no responsibility. We refer you to these websites for details of their privacy and cookie policies. 

We may use ‘plug ins’ and embedded media to provide additional content (for example YouTube). The suppliers of these services and content may use additional ‘third party’ cookies over which we have no control and for which we have no responsibility. We refer you to the suppliers of these services for details of their privacy and cookie policies. 

Turning cookies off 

You can switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. 

Similarly, you can set up your browser to disable JavaScript – please see your browser’s help pages for instructions on how to do this.