Privacy & cookies

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website.  We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you provide information by which you can be identified when using this website, we will only use it in accordance with this privacy statement.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  We will not disclose your information to third parties without your permission.

Our website contains links to other websites, over which we have no control.  When you use these links to leave our site, we are not responsible for the privacy of any information which you may provide while visiting those sites.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page frequently to ensure that you are aware of any changes.


Cookies are small text files which are served to your browser for your computer to store.  We use cookies to:

  • Improve your browsing experience (e.g. saving customisation settings)
  • Collect anonymous data to improve the website (e.g. device/browser usage, page visit routes)

Knowing how our users visit and use our website helps us to improve.  We do not use cookies for advertising purposes, or to pass user data to any other organisation or website.

The cookies used on this site are listed below.  If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but there is a possibility that this may negatively affect your experience whilst using the website.

First party cookies

These are cookies that may be controlled and set by us on this domain, used to provide site functionality and optimisation.


  • Set and used by Adaptive Images to serve appropriately sized images to your device


  • Set and used by WordPress to test for cookie capability

comment_author, comment_author_email

  • Set and used by WordPress to remember a commenting user’s data

wp-settings, wp-settings-time

  • Set and used by WordPress to remember a logged-in user’s preferences

Third party cookies

These are cookies that may be controlled and set by external services or tools, used to enhance our site and provide usage information.

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz

  • Set and used by Google Analytics to anonymously track user activity


  • Set and used by New Relic to anonymously track user activity

khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF

  • Set and used by Google Maps to provide interactive location maps


  • Set and used by Google Site Search to provide search functionality