What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your device by a website, unique to your web browser. The web browser will send these files to the website each time it communicates with the website.
Cookies are used by this website for a variety of reasons which are outlined below.
Necessary cookies are required for this website to function. These are used by the website to maintain your session, allowing for you to submit any forms, log into the website amongst other essential behaviour. It is not possible to disable these within the website, however you can disable cookies altogether via your browser.
Functional cookies allow for the website to work as you choose. For example, enabling the "Remember Me" option as you log in will create a functional cookie to automatically log you in on future visits.
Analytical cookies allow both this website, and any third party services used by this website, to collect non-personally identifiable data about the user. This allows us (the website staff) to continue to improve the user experience and understand how the website is used.
Further information about cookies can be found online, including the ICO's website which contains useful links to further documentation about configuring your browser.
Configuring cookie use