Cookie Policy

Cookies and how you use and
To make our websites easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your mobile phone, iPad or laptop) called cookies. Most big websites do this too. They improve things by: -

  • remembering the things you have chosen while on our website, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering data you have given (for example, your address) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

By using our websites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. We do not use cookies on our websites that collect information about what other websites you visit (often referred to as privacy intrusive cookies). Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They are just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish. 

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit or watch a video about cookies.

How you use this website (something called Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting peoples’ needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.   

Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here. 

We do not collect or store any other personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.

Name Typical content Expires
_cfduid randomly generated number 1 month
_ utma randomly generated number 2 years
_ utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_ utmc randomly generated number when you close the browser
_ utmt randomly generated number Two years
_ utmz randomly generated number and data on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) Six months

We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.

 Unless the law allows us to, we do not: -

  • share any of the data we collect about you with others, or 
  • use this data to identify individuals

Other people’s cookies
We use feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages. We also sometimes use services such as Mailchimp and Eventbrite

Below are links to their cookie policies: - 

Turning off cookies
You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 

There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.