What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer which provide practical benefits to both users and website operators. When you visit a site that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your PC. The next time you visit that site, your PC checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant (that is, one containing the site name) and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site.

The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. Cookies do not harm to your computer. The content of the cookies are read and written by the web pages you visit. They do not search your hard drive and can only store information that you sent to the website, or what the website wants to store in them.

What cookies does this website use?

Google analytics

Google Analytics shows us how people found our site and how they explored it and collects first party cookies. This information is sent to Google and is used to evaluate how our website is being used. You can find more details on the Google code website.

Siteimprove search results pages

Siteimprove collect statistics about site usage such as what pages you have visited and when you last came to the site. This information can be used to improve your experience on our website.

Details of the cookies set by Siteimprove can be found by visiting their cookies information page.

Can I delete or limit cookies?

We recommend that you allow the above cookies, but if you decide that you would like to delete or control which cookies are allowed, then information on how to do this can be found by visiting