What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that a website saves to the computer or device you use when you visit the site. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your actions and preferences. They help improve your experience over time as you don’t need to continually update your preferences each time you visit the site.

By using this website you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy statement.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to help us understand and analyse how people use our website and remember some of your settings, such as your language preferences. The information generated is used to provide reports which helps us continually improve the site for you.

Below is a full list of the cookies used by us along with a description of what they are used for, and whether they are ‘first’ or ‘third’ party. Where a cookie is a third party cookie, please visit the providers’ website for more information.

CookieNamePurposeFirst or Third Party
Google Analytics*_utma *_utmb
*_utmc
*_utmz
These are used to track visits to any site which uses Google analytics including:
*Number of visits made from your device
*Time of the first visit
*Previous visit
*Current visit
*Session duration
*Where visitors have come from
*Pages visitedThese cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer or device’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the internet.For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website: (https://support.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html)

_utma expires after 2 years
_utmb expires after 30 minutes
_utmc expires on exit
_utmz expires after 6 months*

Third Party
PHPPHPSESSIDThis cookie is essential for the website language selection function to operate and is used to remember your selection whilst you browse the website. It is set on your arrival to this site and deleted when you close your browser.First Party

Disabling Cookies

If you wish to restrict or block cookies you can do this through your browser settings on each device you use to access the Internet. For further information on how to disable cookies for each browser, you can visit: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org Disabling, blocking or restricting cookies may reduce some functionality of the website.

Additional Information

For more information about cookies please visit the following page: Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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