Cookie policy

This policy explains what cookies we use on our website (our "Site") and why we use them.


Cookies are small pieces of computer code that are placed on your computer, tablet or device when you access our Site.

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 about aspects of your visit.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Site may become inaccessible or not function properly. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit


Our cookies help us to:

  • improve the speed and security of the Site; and
  • continuously improve our Site.

If you would like to find out about how we process personal information please see our Privacy Notice.

We have set out below details of the cookies and similar technologies we use together with an overview of why we use them. To understand the table it is useful to know the following:

  • cookies have a lifetime. Some only last until you close your browser or a short time. These are called 'session cookies'. Some last longer though, for example, to allow a website to recognise you when you return to them. These are called 'persistent cookies'.
  • cookies placed directly by a website owner (like us) are known as 'first party cookies' and most modern websites also use technology provided by other people/businesses.
  • cookies placed by other parties are known as 'third party cookies'.


If cookies are enabled on your computer, tablet or device, it means you are able to enjoy a full browsing experience. Allowing cookies to run means you can access the full features of our Site. If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. For instance, if you block the Concrete 5 cookie you will be unable to access any of the information behind the disclaimer on the Meetings and Voting page.

The main way to see what cookies are enabled and to manage cookies that are set on your computer, tablet or device is through adjusting your web browser settings. To manage cookies on your smart phone or tablet please refer to your user manual.

Here is the guidance for PCs:

Google Chrome

  1. Click on Cog at the top of your browser window and select Settings
  2. Scroll down until you see 'Show Advanced Settings' and click
  3. Locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content Settings' button

For further information on managing your cookie settings please go to:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Click on 'Tools' or the Cog (dependant on version) at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options'
  2. Click on the 'Privacy' tab

For further information on managing your cookie settings please go to:

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on the Firefox menu at the top of your browser window and select 'Options'
  2. Then select the 'Privacy' icon

For further information on disabling cookies please go to:

For further information on deleting cookies please go to:


  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security'

For further information on managing your cookie settings please go to:


We regularly review the cookies we and our service providers use to continually improve our Site. As a result, we will need to change this policy from time to time to keep it accurate and up to date. Whenever we change this policy, we will post a revised version on our Site. That way, you can check to see if you are still happy and adjust your browser settings if you want to before proceeding any further.


You are welcome to get in touch with us to discuss our use of cookies or your information at any time. Our contact details are: