cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.  If your browser is configured to accept cookies, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

How we use cookies

The majority of cookies we use on this website are for Google Analytics, a tool which anonymously provides us with statistical data on how our website is used.
You can find more information about Google Analytics at
http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Controlling cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Whilst most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you may modify your browser setting to decline them if you prefer.
For more information on how to do this, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies Used
 

Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the__utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.