Cookie Policy


Our website uses cookies. By using our website (through any device) you agree that this Cookie Policy applies to that use in addition to any other policies that may also apply. Further information on these cookies is set out below. We may revise and update this Cookie Policy at any time and will indicate at the bottom of this page when this policy was last revised. Please periodically review this Cookie Policy to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Any significant changes to this Cookie Policy will be clearly indicated on our home page.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, preferences and generally help to improve your online experience. You can find more information about cookies at: and

Types of cookies used on this site

There are different types of cookies. Although they mainly work in the same way, there are some minor differences.

Strictly necessary cookies – some of the cookies on our website are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

Performance cookies – some of the cookies on our website collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

Functionality cookies – these cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Third party cookies – our website also allows third parties to download cookies to your device. For example, cookies are used to allow you to send a page from our website to Linked-In or Twitter. Cookies from Google are also used. These third party cookies are not under our control so you should check the websites and cookie policies of any third parties.

By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. If you want to restrict or block any of the above cookies, you should do this through the web browser settings for each browser you use and on each device you use to access the internet. Please be aware that some areas of our website may not function if your web browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your web browser. The “Help” function within your web browser should tell you how to make these changes. Alternatively you can visit for more information on how to manage cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.

Contact information

If you have any questions in relation to this policy please contact:

Data Protection Compliance Programme Manager


5th Floor, 1 Plough Place



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7842 1616

+44 (0) 20 7842 1617


Last updated: April 2021