In order to personalise and improve the quality of our site and services as well as to build up information about visitors to our site, we may from time to time use what is known as a “cookie”. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that resides on your hard drive or browser and which enables us to recognise that you have visited the site before, to facilitate your access to the site and to tailor your experience of the site. Please note that the web sites to which this site may be linked may also make use of their own cookies.

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The cookies which may be used on our site are categorised in accordance with the International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom Cookie Guide as follows:

  • Cookies which are “strictly necessary” for functionality of the site’s platforms. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around the site and use its features.
  • Performance” cookies which collect information about how users navigate the site, for example, which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our site, any errors that occur, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, which pages users tend to visit and in what order. These cookies do not collect any information which could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our site works and understand what interests our site’s users.
  • Functionality” cookies which allow the site to remember choices you make and your preferences as a logged in user (based on e.g. your user name).
  • Targeting or advertising” cookies used to deliver adverts relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. For example, if a cookie on a third party website recognises that a particular product was purchased from a particular device, that cookie may “talk to” marketing cookies on the site to ensure advertisements about similar products are displayed with the site and accessed from that device. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They may also remember that the site has been visited from a device and share that information with marketing organisations.

Our site currently uses the following cookie(s):

Cookie: Google analytics

Cookies type/duration: First party

Category of cookie as defined in the ICC Cookie Guide: Performance


To enable us to track how often users visit the site and how they navigate around the site. This cookie stores non-personally identifiable information. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.