Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites. They are sent back and forth between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to remember actions you have made. We use cookies and other local storage means to help improve the performance of this website by measuring web traffic and tracking user journeys.

We may store information about your visit using cookies which we can access when you visit our corporate site in future. We do this for the following reasons:

  • tracking progress through online applications
  • monitoring site performance and content popularity

You can find out more about cookies at The user instructions for your browser or device will explain how you can control the use of cookies on your device.

How to reject cookies
By using our site, we assume that you're happy to use cookies but you can change your browser settings should you wish to reject cookies. The procedure for doing so varies from one browser application to another. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Please note, however, that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

First-party cookies

Google Analytics

This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our website, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors e.g. how many visitors we’ve had, how long they stayed on the site etc. This service may set up to five cookies from our site, all of which contain anonymous data.

More information on the use of cookies for Google Analytics can be found at Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites and Safeguarding your data.

Third-party cookies

In addition to the cookies above, some third-party services we use also store cookies.


On some pages, we display Twitter feeds. If you are not already logged into Twitter, only one cookie is set but being logged in means several are used. For more information, see Twitter's Privacy Policy.

To opt out of other third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page or the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice page.