Cookie policy

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to help us enhance our website and make it easier for you to use. We have split the cookie we use into the following categories:

Our cookies policy

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Name Type Description
__utma Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 2 years
This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.
__utmb Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 30 minutes
This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.
__utmc Session / Temporary cookie
Expires when the browser closes
This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.
__utmz Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 6 months
This cookie enables Google Analytics to function. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. That information helps us to improve the website. The data stored in these cookies never contains any confidential information.

 

3rd party Cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, when using embedded content from, for example YouTube or Google Maps. These sites may then set their own cookies.

Name Type Description
NID, PREF Persistent / Permanent cookie
Expires after 6 months - 10 years
Used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.

 

Managing Cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. For more information on how to do this, click here.