Use of cookies on our website

What is a cookie?

“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How do we use cookies?

This website uses cookies to do the following:

  • to track whether you have been to the website before
  • to track your use of the website

The benefits of this are:

  • You can browse the site faster and more easily
  • We can understand how you use our website. This tells us what your interested in and helps us improve the site.
  • We can make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Third party cookies

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. We do not have access to personal information via Google Analytics and Google are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Cookies used on this website

Type Name Purpose Description
Google Analytics __utma Identifying Unique Visitors Each unique browser that visits a page on this site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This is a first party cookie, and is set immediately upon visiting the website.
Google Analytics __utmb
Determining Visitor Session Two cookies are used by Google Analytics to determine a session; a session is a period of interaction between a visitor’s browser and a particular website. These are first party cookies, and are set immediately upon visiting the website.
Google Analytics __utmz Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation When you reach this site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the website, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. This is a first party cookie, and is set immediately upon visiting the website.

How to manage cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: