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.
The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and 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. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
|_utma||Google Analytics||2 years|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||30 minutes|
|_utmc||Google Analytics||when you close your browser|
|_utmx||Google Analytics||2 years|
|_utmxx||Google Analytics||2 years|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||6 months|
SOCIAL SITE COOKIES
We use Facebook, Google + and Twitter counters and follow buttons on our site to promote and display how popular our posts and pages are on these social networks. These counters and buttons may drop 3rd party cookies.
If you would like to know more about these cookies you can find further information in the below privacy pages of the individual networks.
Facebook & Twitter (Social Network – 3rd Party Cookie)
|_twitter_sess||when you close your browser|
|original_referer||when you close your browser|
For more information about cookies, please refer to the Information Commissioners’ Office.