Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They are harmless files which help improve your experience.

We use the following types of cookies:

1. Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that recognise your acceptance of our cookies policy

2. Advertising or tracking: We include links to social networks such as Facebook, and if you interact with this content, the social networks may use information about your interactions to target advertising to you on their websites.

The data in the cookies is used for website performance purposes, analytics purposes, functionality purposes, advertising purposes and tracking purposes only. However, we do make use of the functionality of other services which may use information from cookies (again for website performance purposes, analytics purposes and functionality purposes only). Although we do not share cookie data with anyone else, we may do so to the extent we use those third party services. Although any data shared is not personal information about a user, we thought we would let you know what we are doing.

We audit the types of cookies that are used on our Site, but it is possible that the services we use may make changes to their cookie names and purposes. Some services, particularly social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, change their cookies regularly. We always aim to show you up-to-date information, but may not be able to reflect these changes in our policy straightaway.

Cookies we use

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name Expires Information about the cookie
catAccCookies 1 month This cookie indicates when you have accepted the Cookies pop-up (to tell us you have accepted cookies). The main purpose of this cookie is: necessary for operation of the website.
pdb_wp_session 20 minutes This is a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with WordPress technologies. It is used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. The main purpose of this cookie is: necessary for operation of the website.


Third parties

When you use our site you may see cookies being delivered by third parties. The information below shows the main cookies that you may see and gives a brief explanation of what each cookie does.


Twitter uses cookies when you share content from our Site on Twitter. You can find more information at


Google uses cookies through the Google Maps embedded map. You can find more information at

How can I control or delete cookies?

The majority of web browsers automatically enable cookies as a default setting. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You may also use third party software to do this. You can find instructions on how to do this by clicking ‘Help’ in the menu bar, or following these browser-by-browser instructions from

If you want to delete any cookies already on your computer, you’ll need to locate the file or directory that your computer stores them in – this how to delete cookies information should help. Please note that by deleting or disabling cookies used on, and by, our website you will not be able to access all or parts of our site or all the functionality of the site.