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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Our website,, uses cookies to distinguish each user of our website. Doing this helps us to provide a good browsing experience to you when you are visiting our website, and also allows us to improve our site.

Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers which we store on your browser, your device or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. The cookie will help our website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences and analyse how well our website is performing.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical / Performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences.

More information about the individual cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them and when they expire, can be found below:



Cookie Description


Lifetime of Cookie



These cookies allow us to retain your session information to allow our online application forms to store your information for the duration of your visit and map you to your session state information on the server. The cookie itself contains no personal information.

End of browser session.


Google Analytics – utma



These cookies are used to distinguish users and sessions to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help up improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

2 years from set/update.

Google Analytics – utmb



These cookies are used to determine how visitors use our website, in particular through identifying new sessions/visits. We use the information to compile reports and to help up improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

30 mins from set/update.

Google Analytics – utmc



Used in conjunction in Google Analytics – utmc for interoperability with an older version of Google Analytics called "urchin".

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how you reached our site.

End of browser session.


6 months from set/update.

Google Analytics – utmz



These cookies are used to store the number of times toy have entered our site. The cookie increments by one each time you enter the site. We use the information to compile reports and to help up improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

6 months from set/update.




Identifies and track the number of times you have reached step 1 of filling our online form. Increments by one each time a user enters the engine

6 months from set/update.




Remembers previously entered data so that you do not have complete the form on each visit

1 month from set/update


Third party cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are analytical / performance cookies.

More Information (including blocking or restricting cookies)

You can stop cookies being used on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the deployment of all or some cookies. Please visit to find out how. Please note, if you use your browser setting to block cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please get in touch with us by email [email protected]  or telephone 01204 372745.