Why this Web site uses cookies – and what this means for you

Like most sites today, ours uses what are known as ‘cookies’. Our cookies are not sinister – they are simply small files, placed on your computer by your browser, to help us to provide a better service. We do this to help ourselves to understand things like how many people visit our site’s various parts

Our cookies do not identify you personally. If we need to do this (such as when asking you to sign up for a newsletter), we are always upfront about it. We make it clear not only when we collect personal information, but alsowhat we intend to do with it.

Why do I have to agree to the use of cookies?

You don’t – you can agree or you can opt out. All sites in the UK now have to comply with a new ‘cookie law’ (an update to the UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) – meaning that we now have to tell you that our site uses cookies and provide a mechanism for you to opt out of their use. You’ll see this notice at the foot of every page, until you agree – at which point the notice disappears.

You can control cookies using your browser

Typically, your Web browser software will allow you to control cookies through its settings. For details about how to do this, please refer to the browser’s help files or the manufacturer’s support pages.

Google Analytics

Our site uses Google Analytics for tracking and reporting site performance. This does not personally identify you – it just helps us to understand which parts of our site people like the most. You can opt out here.