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Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed. Persistent Cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These are usually used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session for example to store your preferences so they’re remembered for your next visit.


We use cookies that are necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain features. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of the website to provide you with a better user experience.

We do not store any personal information in our site session cookies.

Below is a list of other cookies that may be set by this website and its subdomains.

More information about the cookies we use:

Google Analytics cookies – Google analytics cookies are used as part of Google analytics statistics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site and provide content relevant to its users. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The Google cookies track the time spent on various pages (but gather no personal information from our database or session) and expire after 24 months. Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found at:
From time to time some pages may contain multimedia content (e.g. YouTube videos) or social media (e.g. Twitter feeds) added by the organisation who add he content to this portal. The sites providing the multimedia or social media content do not have access to any of your personal information by using this site.

Our site may include pages with embedded maps, videos and other content from third party sites. Cookies from third party sites may be placed on your computer when viewing this content.

For more information about third-party cookies and how they are used, please check the following privacy policies:

Google privacy policy
Flickr privacy policy
YouTube privacy policy
Twitter privacy policy
Facebook privacy policy


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If you choose to disable cookies you will lose some features and functionality on this website.