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Like most websites, this site uses cookies to store information on your computer.  We need your consent for this. Please confirm your consent by clicking the relevant button on the cookie pop-up that appears when you first visit the website. We will assume you have given this consent if you continue to browse the website.  For more information on our use of cookies please see below and also our Privacy Policy. You can find out how to control cookies at the end of this page.



Cookies are small files that are placed on your device by websites. They are used in order to allow web applications to respond to you as an individual, to make websites work, or to improve their efficiency, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Other similar technologies such as pixels, tags and beacons follow the same principles. All references to cookies on this website should be understood to mean cookies and other similar technologies.



There are two main types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies. These are created by the site you visit. The site is shown in the address bar.
  • Third-party cookies. These are created by other sites. These sites usually own some of the content, like images or ads, which you see on the web page you visit. Third-party cookies can even be installed by browser extensions, and therefore not all third-party cookies that appear on a site may be in any way related to the site itself. They may also be placed by search engines or other sites if you click on links to get to your destination site.

Each of these types can be further sub-divided into two more types:

  • Persistent cookies. These help you to be recognised as a returning visitor, so that for example, you do not receive the cookie consent form if you visit a site a second time.
  • Session cookies. These only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).



First Party Cookies (placed by or

We use Google Analytics, as well as other site analytics tools, to help us understand how you use the website, to compile reports and improve the website. Overall, these cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not, when those pages are being accessed and basic information about the device that is accessing them. This helps us to improve our website in order to tailor it to the needs of our clients and website visitors. You can find out more about Google Analytics at

The following are Analytics cookies used by this site: _ga, _gid, __qca, synthasiteVisitID, synthasiteVisitorID

We use Preference cookies to remember your preferences, in order to improve your browsing experience. On this site the only preference that is remembered is whether you have chosen to accept cookies. This is so that once a user has given their consent, they do not need to give it again.

The following are Preference cookies used by this site: cookieconsent_status

We use Performance cookies to improve the performance of the site. Specifically, the cookie we use throttles the request rate to ensure that the number of requests to view a webpage is controlled.

The following are Performance cookies used by this site: _gat

We use Functionality cookies to help control certain functions of the site. Specifically, when a user submits the contact from, to allow the website to recognise that a form has been submitted.

The following are Functionality cookies used by this site: __cfduid

Third Party Cookies (placed by other sites):

Please note that we make use of other third party site tools including analytics tools which use cookies and similar tracking technologies on this website. These technologies are used for stability, security, functionality, performance, analytical, social sharing and advertising purposes, either our own those of the third party.

The domains of these third parties include:,,,,,,,, and

The names of the cookies placed by these third parties may vary from time to time. If you have any questions about the use of these third-party cookies, you should check the relevant third party site’s cookie policy.



Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalised to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information or from taking full advantage of the website.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other device you are using to access our services. If you use this website without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including those described in the list above.

To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, click on the links below:

For information relating to other browsers, please visit the browser developer's website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

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