Cookies and privacy policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not share ANY of the information that you give us as an individual to any third party without seeking your prior consent. The information we collect falls into two categories:-

  • individual information; and
  • statistical information.

Individual information 
The individual information we collect, such as your email address and information provided by you through online forms, enables us to:

  • email you with information you may find useful; and
  • process your requests for information.

Occasionally we may initiate contact with you by email/mail to provide you with information relating to our work, eg we may inform you when a report is going to be launched or when a training course is going to take place. This information will only be sent to you if we think it may be of use to you.

If you require any of your personal information or that of your organisation to be removed from our systems or website please contact us by one of the methods above giving your full name and address.

Statistical information 
We also collect statistical information such as the number of visitors to our site, the number of times a page is viewed and the number and type of files that are downloaded from our site etc. From this information we can identify which parts of the site are the most/least popular. This information does not enable us to personally identify any individual user. For the purpose of our web survey, the information you provide will enable us to update and adjust the content of our site to better fulfil your needs. 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, such as the number of visitors. Most websites use cookies.

Types of cookies used on our website
Our own cookies, as well as third party cookies, are listed below. If you use our website, you agree to our use of cookies.

'Strictly necessary' cookies
We don't use any strictly necessary cookies on our website.

'Analytics' cookies
We make use analytics cookies on this website to help us understand how people us our website. The cookies also allow us to see which features are most popular enabling us to make the website better, and remove the features that nobody uses. We would find it difficult to analyse how well our website was performing and improve it without these cookies. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous.

List of our cookies

Analytics cookies

Cookie Name What does this do? More information
Google Analytics


_utmc _utma _utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. No personal details are recorded. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site and the pages they visited. View Google Analytics privacy policy

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit

Disable all cookies
For information on how to disable all cookies, please visit If you disable all cookies on our website, some parts of our website may not work properly.