Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device when you visit this website located at (Website).  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. We use the term cookies to describe cookies and other technologies that operate in a similar way (such as pixels and tags).

Cookies can be set by the owner of the website (first party cookies) or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present information, run content or provide other functionality on the website, such as analytics (third party cookies).  Session cookies expire at the end of a user’s browsing session (usually when a user exits their browser).  Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s device for a longer period and in between sessions.

Why are they used on this Website

Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website, to understand how our Website is used and for targeted advertising purposes.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website.

Telling us about your cookie preferences

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘Cookies’ link at the bottom of our Website.  You can accept all the categories of cookies used on the Website by clicking on the ‘Accept all’ button or only the essential cookies by clicking the ‘Only accept essential cookies’ button.  Alternatively, you can adjust the available sliders to ‘on’ or ‘off’ to indicate your preference to each cookie category (and the same foreach individual cookie).  Your preferences are automatically saved once you close the cookie banner by clicking the ‘save and close’ button.

Please note, blocking or deleting cookies set on our Website may affect the functionality or performance of the Website, or prevent you from using certain services provided through our Website.

Categories of cookies

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 or performance cookies. These 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.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Further information on cookies and how to manage them

You can find more information on how to manage cookies on popular browsers at the following links:

Google Chrome: Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge: Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer: Microsoft Internet Explorer

Opera: Opera

Apple Safari: Apple Safari

Apple Safari Mobile: Apple Safari Mobile

If you use an alternative browser, you may be able to find further information by visiting the browser developer’s website.

For more information about cookies, please visit:

All about cookies: All about cookies

Personal Data

To the extent that any of the cookies collect personal data, please see our Privacy Policy for details as to how this personal data is used [LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY].

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to our use of cookies, please contact us by:

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the way we use your personal information, you can contact us by:

  • telephone on +44 (0) 191 495 7325;
  • email at; or

 post at The Core, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF.

This Cookies Policy was last updated on 25 October 2021.