Cookies

COOKIES POLICY

To offer you, the user, the best online experience we need to use selected cookies. These ensure we can offer you a more superior and personalised service without compromising your browsing experience. We use Cookies to help us understand our visitors and the content they are viewing thereby enabling us to ensure we tailor our website to meet all your needs.

How cookies work

Cookies are very small files that are placed on your computer. Our site does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by our site are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties. Cookies are not harmful in any way.

How to remove or disable cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings in your browser. Most browsers can be programmed to reject, or warn you before downloading cookies, information regarding this may be found in your browsers ‘help’ facility. Deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies won’t stop our website from working but it may reduce your user experience.

How we use cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics – a service offered to websites all around the web by Google – to count visitors to our website. Google Analytics can also tell us things such as which pages are looked at the most and how long people stay on those pages, so that we can make sure our website is performing well and giving visitors the information they need.

The best up-to-date source of information about the cookies Google Analytics uses is on Google’s website.

Google have recently released a browser add-on which allows you to block any information from being sent to Google Analytics (opt-out). You can read more about this add-on and install it at the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on page. Currently the add-on supports Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera web browsers.

What Cookies do we use?

Below is a list of all the cookies we use on our website.

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 + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months