What are cookies and what do they do?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit our website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
For further details on cookies, please visit the ICO website where you can find information on cookies.
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What happens if I block cookies?
We use Google Analytics cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to identify unique, but anonymous users. These cookies can also calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website, the date and time of a user’s visit to the website, the pages a user has viewed, and the time spent by users on the website. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve the website and better serve our users.
Further information on each cookie is set out in the table below.
Cross platform advertising and user recognition
Third party websites and platforms
Your use of third-party websites and platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and the privacy practices of these platforms, are governed by separate terms, conditions and policies for which we are not responsible. You should review Twitter’s, Facebook’s and LinkedIn’s terms, conditions and policies where you will find more details on how information about you is used on their platforms and how you can set your privacy preferences.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used below:
Session Cookie (PHPSESSID)
This cookie is placed by us. It enables us to maintain state between pages and is required for site functionality.
Cookie Pop Up (is_cookie_policy)
This cookie is placed by us. It is used to record when a user of our website has viewed the cookie notice to prevent it re-appearing on return visits.
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmz, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _ga, _gat, _gid)
This cookie is placed by Google. It enables us to learn information about our users use of this website such as the time of visit, the pages viewed, whether the user has visited before and the website visited prior to visiting this website