Cookies Policy


Cookies are small text files used to store information in users' web browsers. Issued by Web Page servers, they are, in essence, an identification card comprising a string of numbers and text, which cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses. Most websites use cookies to improve user experience and to help websites ‘remember’ users'.

Two forms of cookie exist. One is maintained for the duration of a visit to a web-site (i.e. ‘session cookie’), or a second type, for monitoring on-going or repeat visits (i.e ‘persistent cookie’) - see more below.

In May 2011, a European Union ('EU') Directive was adopted by EU member states to protect consumer privacy online. In the UK this led to an update being made to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. These apply to organisations sending electronic marketing messages (by phone, fax, email or text), using cookies, or providing electronic communication services to the public.

Cookie types

Cookie Law distinguishes between different types of cookie:

Websites which exclusively use session cookies do not require a cookie consent notice.  However, any website using persistent cookies does require a cookie consent notice.

Cookies used by

We use session cookies, not persistent cookies.  This enables indvidual user actions to be linked during a browser session.  A browser session starts when a user opens the web-browser window and ends when they close the web-browser window.  Session cookies are temporary.  When a user closes the web-browser (i.e. ending the browsing session), session cookies are deleted.

Session cookies are harmless.  They can be blocked (or deleted) should you choose to do so (e.g. by changing relevant settings in your web-browser).  Blocking or deleting cookies should not disrupt your access to

Cookie blocking/deleting

You can block cookies by changing settings in your web-browser.  Please note:

Change web-browser cookie settings

Web-browsers allow users to change cookie settings, usually via the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu on the internet browser.

You may find the following links helpful if you decide to change the settings on your web-browser.  Alternatively, you can select the 'Help' option on your web-browser for more details:

Your consent

By continuing to use this web-site, you are agreeing to cookies being placed on your computer, in order to analyse the way you use our web-site.  Please read this Cookie Policy carefully to understand the information collected when you use this site.

If you do not want to accept any cookies in connection with your use of this web-site, you must stop using our site.

More information

Cookie information provided by other parties, which you may find useful can be found at:

Integrity in Business Practice