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COOKIE POLICY

This site uses cookies. Cookies are small files stored by your browser to help improve your user experience and to provide anonymised tracking information to third parties such as Google Analytics. Here is a list of all the cookies we use:

COOKIE OWNERTYPEDURATION DESCRIPTION
CookieConsentCookiebotPersistent1 yearStores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
_gaGoogle AnalyticsPersistent2 yearsThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gidGoogle AnalyticsSession24 hoursThis cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
_gatGoogle AnalyticsSession10 minutesThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_utmaGoogle AnalyticsPersistent2 yearsTo understand how people use our site, and to enable us to tailor the site to better serve the needs of our users, we (like many websites) use Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses a number of cookies to function correctly. The _utma cookie provides each unique browser that visits a page on our site with a unique ID. This means that any subsequent visits to our website by someone using the same browser is recorded as belonging to the same unique visitor. This provides us, through Google Analytics, with information about the number of unique visitors visiting the site over a period of time. It is anonymous, and does not communicate any information from your device.
_utmcGoogle AnalyticsSessionEnd of sessionTo understand how people use our site, and to enable us to tailor the site to better serve the needs of our users, we (like many websites) use Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses a number of cookies to function correctly. The _utmb and _utmc cookies enable Google Analytics to determine a user’s session — that is the period of time a visitor spends on our site in a single visit. The cookie expires when you leave the website, is anonymous, and does not communicate any information from your device.
_utmzGoogle AnalyticsPersistent6 monthsTo understand how people use our site, and to enable us to tailor the site to better serve the needs of our users, we (like many websites) use Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses a number of cookies to function correctly. The _utmz cookie enables the analytics package to determine referral information (whether a visitor arrived at our site via a search engine, direct link, advert etc.) and track a visitor’s movement around the site. It lasts for a period of six months and gets updated with each subsequent page view of the site. It does not use any personally identifiable information.