Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website.

The first time you accessed our website after 22 May 2012, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. After 10 April 2018, you will have been asked for your active consent to the individual types of cookies available.

However, you can edit your consent settings at any time by simply scrolling back to the top of this page and Changing or Withdrawing consent under “Your current state”.

You can also do this at a browser level for all sites by following the “How to Manage Cookies” instructions. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of this, and other websites, do not work as intended.

Do we track whether users open our emails?

Our ‘MailChimp’ emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at

If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please contact us.