Cookie Policy

The Internet browser that you use may make use of a feature called a ‘cookie’ to assign identification to your computer. On our websites, we do not use cookies to store personal data or to link personal data to non-personal data, unless you have first agreed to this by selecting the ‘Remember Me’ option (where applicable), in which case a cookie will be placed on your computer which will allow the site to recognise you when you return. No personal information will be stored in this cookie.

Cookies in use on this website

We use a number of different cookies on this site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit All About Cookies for detailed guidance.

The following table describes the cookies we use and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete our cookies having visited the site.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help provide anonymous web analytics for this site.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Name Description Expiration
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minutes
__utmc Operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie. End of browser session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the visitor reached the site. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months
_ga Used in the delivery of Google Analytics to distinguish visitors. 2 years
_gid Used in the delivery of Google Analytics to distinguish visitors. 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute
seen-cookie-message Used in delivering cookie message. 1 month

 

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