Cookie policy

This site, like many websites (and all websites that provide log in functionality) uses “cookies”, which are small pieces of textual data that we ask your web browser to store on your computer, and then give back to us each time you visit a page. Essentially this allows us to know who you are as you move from page to page, and from visit to visit.

Why are you telling me this?

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) requires that we provide full disclosure about the cookie data that we store on your computer, and where such cookies are not essential to the operation of the site to allow you to opt out of their storage on your computer.

How we use cookies?

Alongside many other websites we use Google Analytics to track anonymous data about visitors that use our site. This is in order to help us improve usability and deliver relevant content. If you are not comfortable with this in any way you may reject the cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Details on how to do this are contained in the links below. Please note that if you choose to continue with use of our Websites without taking any further action in relation to cookies, we will consider that you agree to the use of cookies as described below.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie Type Cookie Provider Expires After Description
__utma Google Analytics 2 years This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website.
__utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website.
__utmc Google Analytics End of session A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site – having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website.
__utmz Google Analytics 6 months This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website.