Cookies

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small data file of letters and numbers that is downloaded from our website by your computer. We use these cookies to help provide you with a good experience when browsing our website and they also allow us to improve our site. 
Cookies are not programs and do not collect any data from your computer. 

How we use cookies

Our website uses ‘analytical' cookies which recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and also allow us to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 

The information that we gather through these cookies is completely anonymous and visitors to our website cannot be identified personally. 
Below are details of the cookies we use on our website, and their purpose. 

ExpressionEngine CMS cookies

sct_last_activity Tracks the last five pages viewed by a site user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in.
sct_last_visit Sets the date and time that the user last visited the site.
sct_tracker Every time the page is reloaded, the last activity is set to the current date and time. This determines expiry.

 

 

      
       
    

 

 

Google Analytics cookies

__utma Distinguishes users and sessions.
__utmb Determines new sessions/visits.
__utmc Works with __utmb to determine new sessions/visits.
__utmz Stores the traffic source or marketing campaign that led a user to our site.
__utmv Stores ‘custom variable’ data that can be compared to give more insight into how people use our site.
_ga Distinguishes between users.

Third party and social media site cookies

Please note that our other online partners and social network sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Please check the website of the relevant third party for information on their cookie policy. 

Controlling and deleting cookies on your computer

All browsers allow you to manage which cookies you accept, reject and delete via controls found under the ‘Preferences' or ‘Tools' menu. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org. Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our websites and your use of our sites may be restricted. 
Except for session cookies (which lasts only for the duration of your visit to the website), all cookies will expire within 2 years.

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