EU 'cookie' directive
A new European Union directive requires us to gain the consent of our users to download cookies on to their machines.
There are various methods we could use to gain users consent. For example, we could use pop-ups; prompting users to tick a box to confirm they give permission for us to download cookies on their machine. Alternatively, we could use an online form that all users must complete before using the website.
When you use this website, you may be sent the following cookies, which will be used for the following purposes:
Session cookies - For our online forms we have to use session cookies to pass information such as progress from one page of the form to the next.
Statistics cookies - The statistics cookies provide us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people that visit the site, the number who return; where they came from and so on. This is essential to understand which parts of the website are most popular, and to monitor user journeys so our processes can be improved accordingly.
As we link to third party sites, cookies will appear from these sites if the links are followed. Please go to the websites directly to find out how they manage cookies.
How to control, delete, and disable cookies
For more information on how to control, delete and disable cookies, you may wish to visit
About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of web browsers.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause our website to work incorrectly.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.