A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website 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.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.
Cookies and their purpose
|_utma||This Google Analytics cookie which keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred.|
|_utmb||This Google Analytics cookie helps calculate how long a visit takes by collecting a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. This data is retained for a matter of minutes.|
|_utmc||This Google Analytics cookie helps calculate how long a visit takes by collecting a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site. It stays for another page view to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires. We retain this data until the end of the browsing session.|
|_utmt||This Google Analytics cookie is used to throttle the request rate for the service, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. We retain this data for a matter of minutes.|
|_utmv||This Google Analytics cookies classifies each visitor to the site. This assists with segmentation and data experimentation. We retain this data.|
|_utmz||This Google Analytics cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. We use this data until the end of the session.|
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or some parts of our site.