Our website uses a technology known as cookies to store small amounts of data on our visitors’ computers or devices. Cookies are small pieces of text data that can be placed on a visitor’s computer, normally to provide enhanced functionality and/or improved relevancy of information. For more information about cookies, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
The law now requires that we are required to ask visitors to consent to the acceptance of certain types of cookies from this site. We are investigating how to effectively implement this in order to move towards compliance with the Regulations whilst ensuring that our website remains accessible and easy to use
We believe there is no reason for any concern over any of the cookies used on our website; however certain users may have privacy concerns or consider some cookies to be intrusive. Below we outline what cookies we use and why, to help you make an informed choice.
These are cookies set by ourselves or the software running on our website. Some of these are to gain insight into how visitors arrive at our site, and which pages they view, to help us monitor and improve the service. Others are essential for operation of certain parts of the website and may only last for the duration of your browser session.
We have listed our first-party cookies below, along with their purpose and expiry period.
Purpose: Used to preserve the context of your visit and to know whether you have logged in so you do not have to re-enter this information on every page you visit.
Expires: At the end of your session (when you close your browser).
Purpose: We use this cookie to remember your details once you have logged on, to personalise your control panel and login area.
Expires: After 30 days
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Purpose: We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors find and use our website. This helps us to continue to improve the site.
__utma: 2 years
__utmb: 30 minutes
__utmc: at end of session (when you close your browser)
__utmv: 2 years
__utmZ: 2 years
View the Google Analytics Privacy Overview, (including how to opt out if you wish).
We use these services as a convenience to our visitors and on the basis that the providing party adheres to their privacy and/or data use policies. (See Further Information below).
Because they are outside our control, the detail of these cookies may change, so we have listed some information and links about the respective third parties to help you find out more. The actual cookies may also vary depending whether you are logged into those social media sites when browsing our website.
Twitter 'Follow' Button:
We use this on many of our pages to let people easily connect to us with their Twitter account.
If you use your browser settings to block all cookies, then you may not be able to access certain parts of our site.