Cookie Policy


A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded on to your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone or tablet) when using a website. It allows the website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions. They are widely used in order to provide visitors with a good experience when using the website, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.


We use the following cookies on our website:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential cookies, which enable you to move around the website and use its features.
These include svSESSION, JSESSIONID and HS, which are all session cookies that are deleted when you close your browser.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website; for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and whether they get error messages from web pages These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.

The tool we use most often is Google Analytics. The cookies we use include _ga, which expires 2 years after your last visit to the website and _gat, which expires 10 minutes after.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience, for example; language, text size or cookie banner acceptance. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

These include PHPSESSID and AWSELB.

Third party cookies

Some of our website pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device. See the table below for further details.


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

You will be able to use our website even if your browser is set not to accept cookies. However, certain features and content may not be available to you.

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