Our website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site, and help us to improve your visit to our website.
The cookies used on our website cannot be used to identify you personally, and cannot harm your computer. You can manage cookies by controlling which cookies are saved or by deleting them, if you wish.
Removing or preventing cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.
First party cookies
Cookies necessary for the correct functioning of the website: Some cookies are essential to the proper funtioning of the website. These cookies contain no personal information, and give no information to us regarding data analysis. Our websites runs a Content Management System and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with the website, and whether you are a registered user who may have logged into the site.
Third party cookies
Google Analytics: We also use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, such as how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.
We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
Cookies used on our website:
The information below relates to individual cookies implemented by our website.
Cookies necessary for the correct functioning of the website:
|SESS<hexadecimal code>||Session ID cookie. Does not collect or store personal information and is necessary to ensure the correct functioning of the website.||3 days.|
|__utma||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.||2 years.|
|__utmb, __utmc||These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.||__utmb 30 minutes, __utmc when you close the browser.|
|__utmz||This cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link).||6 months.|
How to control and delete cookies
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Last updated May 2016