Welcome and thank you for your interest in our sites. Our sites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites and also allows us to improve our sites.

As a user of our site you have a choice about which cookies you accept from us.  Cookies are either essential for our website function or non-essential.  Non essential cookies, for example those used by Google Analytics, online advertising and any other third parties are considered non essential.  We will give you the option to not accept these cookies, in the event you do not click to accept on our cookie notice we will assume by default you do not want to accept cookies.

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.

We use the following cookies:

  • Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our sites. They may include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our sites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies (non-essential). They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our sites when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our sites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies (non-essential). These are used to recognise you when you return to our sites. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
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In addition you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.