As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies. We're working to implement appropriate changes to our website as soon as possible.
Frequently asked questions
Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?
Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?
The only time we may share personal information gathered through cookies, is when you have given us express consent to do so
Do cookies compromise my security when I'm logged on to Internet Banking?
The cookies we use are completely safe and secure. In fact, many of them are used purely to provide important security features such as protecting your data
What are cookies?
More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org.
How cookies make our website safer and easier to use
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing the site. They allow you to use secure online application forms.
If you leave a secure session window open when logged in, cookies will enhance your security by prompting you to end, and/or automatically ending, your secure session.
Cookies can also allow us to tailor the content of our website to suit your interests. For example, instead of displaying promotional messages about products you already have, they let us show you other services you may be interested in.
Finally, we use 'analytics' cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don't like and how we can improve things for you.
When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit.
How we work with trusted third parties
Third parties are trusted suppliers to our venue, and include our providers as well those partners who provide important functionality to our website.
How you can manage your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.
However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website.
More information about how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org