What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.
A cookie has a name and stores a value. For example, one of the cookies we use is called "advert" and stores the page you were on when you clicked a link to visit our website - it helps us see where our visitors come from.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer, they are one of the most basic web technologies and are used by millions of websites.
When a cookie is set it, is given an expiration date which is the date that your browser will automatically remove it from your computer.
You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept cookies, however this can be altered. For further details please consult www.aboutcookies.org or the help menu in your browser. Please remember that disabling Cookies may prevent you from using the full range of services available on the website.
Third party cookies
In addition to our own cookies, we work with carefully-selected third party services that may also set cookies when you visit our website, for example Google Analytics. All third party cookies adhere to the same standard as our own - importantly, no personally identifiable information is stored in cookies set by third parties.
Social Network Cookies
If you take the opportunity to 'share' any of our content with your friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Cookies used by this website
Below is a list of the cookies that this website uses along with an explanation.
|Cookie Name||Cookie Purpose||Cookie Expiration|
|advert||We use this cookie to track where you've come from when you visit our website. Typically, this will contain the name of the website you visited when you clicked a link to visit our website.||30 days|
|ASPSESSIONID||This cookie is used to keep track of how a visitor uses our site. It stores a unique ID to identify you as a visitor.||End of session|
|__utma||Set by Google Analytics to help identify a visitor as unique. So if you visit our website more than once.||2 years from set/update|
|__utmb||Set by Google Analytics to track your current session on our website.||30 minutes from set/update|
|__utmc||Set by Google Analytics - not currently in use any more. Historically this cookie used to be used with __utmb to check whether or not to establish a new session for that visitor - whether they were a new visitor or not.||End of session|
|__utmz||Set by Google Analytics to store the type of referral for each visitor, such as a direct visitor, referring hyperlink or a website search.||6 months from set/update|