To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too. They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you've given (for example, your postcode) so you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting its users' needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (for example, your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name: _utma
 Typical content: randomly generated number
 Expires: 2 years

 Name: _utmb
 Typical content: randomly generated number
 Expires: 30 minutes

 Name: _utmc
 Typical content: randomly generated number
 Expires: when user exits browser

 Name: _utmz
 Typical content: randomly generated number and information about how the page was reached (for example, directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
 Expires: 6 months

 Name: _utmmobile
 Typical content: randomly generated number
 Expires: 2 years

Other Cookies

The following cookies are set by us:

 Typical content: randomly generated number
 Expires: When you close your browser

 Typical content: set to true when the cookie notification is hidden
 Expires: 31 days

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about our web traffic and make improvements to our website so that it better serves our customers' needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. No personally identifiable data is collected in this process.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. 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.

Accepting or Declining Cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website, and websites generally.

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26 May 2018