Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are simple text files containing anonymous information that are stored on your computer by websites that you visit. Like many websites, we use cookies to help improve the performance of our website and provide a better user experience. There are two main types of cookies Session Cookies and Permanent Cookies; we use both.

Session cookies

These cookies have a shorter life span, and are usually stored in the computer's memory only during a browsing session. Session cookies are often used to store a 'session ID' which allows you to login to a website once and then move around the site without needing to log back in.

Permanent, persistent, or stored cookies

These are cookies that are not automatically deleted from a user's computer when their browsing session has finished. They are used to retain your user information and preferences to make your experience on our website simpler and quicker.

Third-party Cookies

This site also uses some third-party cookies in order to provide certain functionality and improve usability.

Embedded Content

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr to provide a better user experience. When you visit pages containing this content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies and you will need to check with the relevant websites for more information.

Social Media Sharing Tools

Many websites including this one now use social media sharing tools to allow users to share interesting and relevant content over a variety of social media networks. When you click through using one of these buttons a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to use. We do not control these cookies and you will need to check the relevant website for more information.

Why do we use cookies?

Like most websites we use cookies to help improve the performance of our website and provide you with a better user experience. Cookies are widely and commonly used to make websites function more efficiently as well as providing different types of information to website owners.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies). If you would like to learn more about how we protect your privacy please read out privacy policy.

Changing Your Cookie Settings

Managing cookies in your browser

If you would like to remove or manage which cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device you can do this in your browser. Below are links that will take you to the 'help' page of the major browsers where you will be able to find more information on how to do this. If you do so please be aware that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
For instructions on how to change your cookie settings in your web browser, please see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about Cookies more information can be found at the following links:
AboutCookies.org
Direct.gov
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom