Cookie Policy

Information about how we protect your privacy while using our website and required permissions to use our site.

Policy last reviewed: 25 August 2022

This is our policy towards achieving cookie compliance for our visitors. We aim to provide you with information so that you are fully aware of the cookies we have in use, enabling you to make an informed choice about your continued acceptance of them. Our policy will be updated and monitored regularly.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files sent back and forth with web pages and can be used to identify that you have previously visited a site, or to store small pieces of information locally with you. If you want to know more about what cookies are visit

Cookies on our site – set by our 3rd party partners or us – can be in the form of session or persistent cookies, or may be used by different technologies, such as JavaScript or Flash. If you would like to ‘opt out’ of the cookies set by our site, this can be accomplished on a cookie-by-cookie basis subject to browser settings. These cookies may be used to collect analytics of non-personal visitor activity and to help manage your user experience. You may limit site operation or functions if you limit the cookies. To find out how to control them via your browsers/device, visit

Our cookies and how they are used

Cookie name Type Reason for use Level of privacy/




Persistent Google Analytics Low to medium These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We do not collect any personally identifiable information.
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PREF Persistent used by Google to store session preferences that relate to your activity when watching the embedded videos Low to medium
NID Persistent unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to Google Maps. Data is only used in aggregate. Low to medium
HSID Persistent a Google cookie that works in a similar way to SID cookie with the only difference that it is not accessible from JavaScript Low to medium
APISID Persistent used by Google to store preferences relating to the use of Google maps Low to medium
SID Persistent a Google cookie that is used as your unique identification for services provided by Google Low to medium
SSID Persistent a Google cookie that is used as your unique identification for services provided by Google Low to medium
SAPISID Persistent a Google cookie that is used as your unique identification for services provided by Google Low to medium
tmgads_eucd Persistent Low to medium
WT_FPC Persistent Low to medium
mmid Persistent Low to medium
mmcore.pd Persistent Low to medium
mmcore.srv Persistent Low to medium


A number of terms used in this guide are defined below. These definitions are based on those used in ICO guidance (Information Commissioner’s Office).


an affiliate is a website operator who can send traffic to a website using links from another website. The affiliate is paid an agreed commission from the referral First & third-party cookies whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie

First-party cookies

are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time — the website displayed in the URL window

Third-party cookies

are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website – this would be a third-party cookie

Persistent cookies

remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie

Session cookies

allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted

Flash cookies

Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users. Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.

Further information

For further background information on the EU directive and cookies, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office to view latest information with the option to download a Cookies Guidance pdf

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding our policy, please contact us: