Cookie policy

We make use of cookies on our website.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.
Essential cookies are necessary for running our websites. For example, they allow you to log in to our website’s secure areas, use a shopping cart or the electronic invoicing service.

Analytical/performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how they navigate when using the website. They also help us improve how the website functions, e.g. in order to ensure that all users can easily find what they are looking for.

Functional cookies are used to recognise you when come back to visit our website. They also allow us to personalise the website’s content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These could be, for example, your choice of language and region.

Targeting cookies are used to register your visit on our website, the pages you have visited and the links you clicked on. We use this information to make our website and the advertisements shown on it more relevant to you. We may also share this information with third parties for the same reasons.

Third-party cookies. Please note that some third parties may also utilise their own cookies, over which we have little or no control. You can find out about their use of cookies by visiting the third parties' websites.

The table below sets out details of the purposes for which we use cookies. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Cookie Designer

Cookie Name/ID

What is the cookie expiry date?

Cookie Purpose

Google Analytics


2 years

Identifies unique visitors on a site

Google Analytics


24 hours

Identifies unique visitors on a site

Google Analytics


1 minute

Identifies unique visitors on a site



30 minutes

Maintains a logged-in session for 'My stormbreak'



6 months

Functional - YouTube video bandwidth estimations.




Functional - ‘YSC’ is used by YouTube to remember user input and associate a user’s actions. This cookie lasts for as long as the user keeps their browser open.