What is a cookie and how do we use them on our site?
A cookie is a simple file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences.
You can find out more about cookies by visiting: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
The cookies we use
We use software called Google Analytics to gather some statistical information about visitors who use our website. It does not gather any personal information about you but does record the pages you visit on the site. This information is used by us to analyse the site and make improvements to the content, based on the things we know our visitors look at.
These are the cookies we use on our site:
|Cookie name||How long it stays on your computer||Description|
|_utma||2 years from set/update||Identifies users and sessions. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|_utmb||30 minutes from set/update||This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|_utmc||End of browser session|
|_utmz||6 months from set/update||Lists how users reach the site. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|_utmv||2 years from set/update||This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|