Cookies and analytics policy

Find out about which cookies are used on this website.

What are cookies, and how do we use them?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device to when you visit a website.

We use cookies to store information about how you use the site and to improve your experience of using our site.

You can find out more information about cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

What are pixel tags, and how do we use them?

Pixel tags (also known as web beacons or clear GIF) are invisible 1x1 pixels which are placed on web pages. Pixel tags are used to set or read cookies.

What cookies do we use?

We use cookies to: 

  •  Remember your settings – We set a cookie when you have clicked our notification banner, to make sure you won’t see this next time you visit our website. 
  • Help us understand how you use our website – We use Google Analytics and software called Diginius Insight to help us understand how you are using our website. We use this information to help us improve and update our website. 
  • Help us with our communications and marketing – We use Meta pixel tags, in combination with cookies, to better understand visitors who come to our website via Facebook or Instagram adverts, and what they do when they are on our website. 
  • We use this information to help make our Facebook and Instagram advertising better, and to help us make sure that our Facebook and Instagram advertising is shown to the right people. 
  • We do not use cookies to store information which could identify you. All identifying information is ‘pseudonymised,’ which means it is replaced by a code when it is stored, which means it is not possible for us to know who you are from this information. 
  • However, Meta does save and process data obtained in this way, which is used for their own advertising purposes according to their own privacy policy, which you can see here. It also allows Meta and its partners to show you advertising based on this data.
  • Cookies from third-party websites ‘Third-party’ cookies are ones which are set by other organisations. For example, when you view a YouTube video, YouTube may set a cookie to measure how you interact with that video. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access third-party cookies, and owners of third-party cookies cannot access our own cookies.

About different cookies

About Google Analytics Cookies 

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about things such as how you got to our website and what pages you clicked on when you were there. Google Analytics have more information in their own privacy policy.

About Google Analytics’ Advertising Features 

We use Google Analytics' Advertising Features, to collect more information about the demographics and interests of our website visitors via Google Analytics Demographics. This information is anonymised and no individuals can be identified from it. 

About Diginius Insight 

Diginius Insight sets cookies that store anonymised information about things such as how you got to our website from

Can I turn off cookies?

Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through the browser settings.

Opting out of Google Analytics tracking

Google Analytics collects information anonymously, however you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You can go to Google preferences to see what Google thinks are your age, gender and interests. You can add, edit or delete information on that page, or you can opt-out of Google collecting and analysing your behaviour altogether.

Opting out of Meta pixel tracking

Turning off cookies in your browser will allow you to opt out of Facebook and Instagram pixel tracking. There are also plug-ins and extensions which you can download for your browser which block the functionality of pixel tags.

Where can I find out more?

If you want to know more about cookies and how they work, and how to find out what cookies have been set, please visit:

This page was last updated on 21 June 2024.