Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.
Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)
We use the following categories of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and to enable you to access certain services on the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information on pages visited and allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to the Website to improve your use of the Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
The above cookies also fall into 2 categories – session or persistent. Session cookies expire at the end of your browsing session (when you leave the Website) and persistent cookies expire at a specified time in the future.
You can find more information about the categories and types of individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_utma||2||Identifies unique visitors anonymously and used to analyse the number of visitors who come back to the Website on subsequent occasions.||Persistent (expires 2 years after the last visit to the Website)|
|_utmb||2||Used to analyse which pages a visitor looks at during their visit to the Website. Used to analyse how useful internal links are, and how popular individual pages are.||Persistent (expires 30 minutes after the last activity on the Website)|
|_utmc||2||Used to analyse which pages a visitor looks at during their visit to the Website. Used to analyse how useful internal links are, and how popular individual pages are.||Session (expires as soon as user navigates away from the Website or closes browser)|
|_utmv||2||Used to analyse which pages a visitor looks at during their visit to the Website. Used to analyse how useful internal links are, and how popular individual pages are.||Persistent (expires 30 minutes after the last activity on the Website)|
|_utmz||2||Stores information about the referral route (how a visitor ended up on the Website) and is used to analyse effectiveness of keyword campaigns.||Persistent (expires 6 months after the last visit to the Website)|