What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are automatically saved on your computer by your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome).  Each time you request a page from the website, your web browser sends a cookie back to the website server. 
The cookies we use provide us with anonymous and technical information.
You are not obliged to accept cookies. If you wish, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so you have the chance to accept it and you can also set your browser to refuse to receive or send all cookies. 

Which cookies do we use?
Our website uses strictly necessary and performance cookies. For more information please refer to the International Chamber of Commerce UK's ("ICC") cookie guide click here.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are set to help support the structure of the pages that are displayed on your browser. These help our website to function and help to improve navigation around our website and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited. This type of cookie only lasts for the period of time you are visiting our website. When you leave the website they are deleted automatically.

We use the following strictly necessary cookies on our website:



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This cookie implements a Microsoft technology, it is deleted when the browser is closed.

For further details on Microsoft's session IDs click here

Performance cookies
These Cookies collect information to allow us to improve the site.

We use the following performance cookies on our website:



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Google Analytics:

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website.
Performance: to measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor behaviour.
This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site
Persistent: 2 years from when set or updated.

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Performance: to measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor behaviour.
These cookies are used to record how long a visitor remains on the site

Performance: to measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor behaviour.
This cookie is used to record where a visitor came from - e.g. search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site.
Persistent: 6 months from when set or updated.

For further details on Google's analytics cookies click here

Accepting, restricting, blocking or deleting cookies
If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings.
Some examples are shown:
Internet Explorer
1. Choose the menu ‘Tools’ then ‘Internet Options’
2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
3. Select the setting the appropriate setting.
1. Go to the Safari menu.
2. Scroll and click on the Preferences.
3. Click the ‘Security’ tab.
4. Select the appropriate setting.
1. Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar
2. Scroll and click on 'Options'
3. Click on the 'Privacy’ tab
4. From the drop down box select ‘Use custom setting for history’
5. Select the appropriate setting.

You can also visit (run by the Interactive Marketing Bureau) which contains step-by-step guidance on how cookies can be switched off by users.

Some features that are designed to give you a better online experience only work if we use cookies. Please be aware that if you block or delete cookies, our website may not work correctly.

Third party websites
Our website links through to third party websites which may also use cookies over which we have no control.

Updates to our Cookie Policy
Our Cookie Policy may change in the future, so please review this page at later dates. This policy was last updated on 20 June 2012.


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