Privacy and cookies

This page sets out what data we collect from you, what we use it for and how we store it.

We collect certain information or data about you when you use our website. This policy explains what data we collect from you and how we use it.

We may collect the following information

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on this website. This may include subscribing to our mailing list, registering for an event, filling in a survey, or contacting us via contact forms.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of your form submission, email or letter.
  • Details of your visits to our site, including which pages you visit and what you do. This is to enhance your experience of the site and for logged-in members to ensure access to restricted resources.
  • If you login to our site we may collect details of your IP address. This helps us ensure the security of our site by monitoring normal and malicious use of our site.


Cookies are small files placed on your computer to improve your experience on our site, for example to help you comment on our blog. The cookies we implement cannot be used by us to identify you personally.

Our use of cookies

We set a cookie when you login into our site: without this you wouldn’t be able to login. We also use some third party cookies (set by other companies) which we use to enhance the site.

Third-party cookies

We use the Google Analytics service which allows us to monitor how our site is used. We also use the Google Maps service to display maps and as part of the find a centre feature. We do not control the setting of these.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to monitor how many visitors come to our site, from where, what pages they visit, what type of browser, computer or device they used. We use this information to improve our website. The Google Analytics and Google Maps cookies collect information in an anonymous form and cannot personally identify you. You can read more about Google’s Privacy Policy here.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should tell you how.

You may also like to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.