Cookies policy

This website ( uses cookies.  Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information.  This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

Change your cookie settings

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site.  For all other types of cookies we need your permission.  You can find out more about cookies, see which cookies have been set, and about how to manage and delete them in your browser, by visiting or

Our cookies fall into three categories:

  • Strictly necessary – required for the website to display and work correctly
  • Statistics – to help website owners understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously
  • Marketing – used to track visitors across websites to display adverts that are relevant and engaging for the individual user

On your first visit to this website you will be given the option to accept our use of cookies, or to use the information above to manage your cookies preferences.

Our use of cookies

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Category Name Purpose Expires after
Preferences cookie Strictly necessary language Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website End of browsing session
Cookie notice Strictly necessary Cookie_notice_accepted Used to confirm that the website visitor has accepted the cookie policy and the cookie notice popup does not need to show 3 months
Google Analytics Statistics _ga _gat _gid _dc_gtm_ _utm.gif These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and help us improve the website.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from, and the pages they have visited.
For more information read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding of data.
24 months
Google Analytics Marketing collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels End of browsing session
Twitter feed widget Strictly necessary i/jot To provide social media features End of browsing session
Twitter feed widget Strictly necessary i/jot/syndication To provide social media features End of browsing session
Google Maps Strictly necessary IP_JAR, APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SIDCC, SSID These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them. For more information see Google’s privacy policy. 24 months
Local storage Strictly necessary @@history/@@scroll|# HTML local storage Persistant
Slideshare Statistics _utma, _uv_id Data used by Google Analytics. Collects data on the number of times a visitor has visited the site as well as dates for the first and the most recent visit, and which pages were read 24 months
Slideshare Statistics _utmb, _utmc Registered timestamp for the exact time of when a user accessed the site, and throttles the speed of user requests to the server. Used by Google Analytics End of browsing session
Slideshare Statistics _utmz Collects data on where the user came from, search engine used and link clicked on. Used by Google Analytics 6 months
Scorecard Research Marketing UID, UIDR Collects information of the user and his/her movement, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network – Scorecard Research – to analyse traffic patterns and carry out surveys to help their clients better understand their customer’s preferences 24 months
Slideshare Unclassified bcookie Unclassified 24 months
Slideshare Unclassified images/1×1.gif Unclassified End of browsing session Unclassified nm_transient_id Unclassified End of browsing session
Slideshare Unclassified SERVERID Unclassified End of browsing session
Slideshare Statistics _utmt Throttles speeds of server requests End of browsing session


Changes to our cookies policy

We keep our cookies policy under regular review and we will provide any updates on this web page.  This cookies policy was last updated on 11th May 2018