Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file 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 will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

For more information about cookies or if you would like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org

Cookies used on this website

This website uses both first and third party cookies. All the cookies on this site are identified below and categorised according to whether they are first or third party.

First party cookies

These are cookies set by our website and are “session-based” cookies used to ensure the smooth running of users’ sessions. This classification includes remembering your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service

Name

Typical content

Description

Expires

ASP.NET_SessionID

Randomly generated number

Exempt from changes to the privacy regulations.  Required by the Website’s content management tool in order to operate. Without this the website would not function

When user exits browser

 

Third party cookies

We use one supplier who may also set cookies on our website on their behalf.

Google Analytics:

Web Analytics/metrics. This category comprises cookies used to evaluate site performance in terms of number of visits, unique visitors, drop-off rate for transactions etc. We measure numbers and volumes of visitors to different parts of our site and this helps us ensure the service is fast and available when you want it. It also helps us ensure that different pages on our site are useful and easy to find.

Google analytics cookie information: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

Name

Typical content

Description

Expires

_utma

Randomly generated number

Minimally intrusive  Google Analytics Web metrics

2 years

_utmb

Randomly generated number

Minimally intrusive  Google Analytics Web metrics

When user exits browser

_utmc

Randomly generated number

Minimally intrusive  Google Analytics Web metrics

When user exits browser

_utmz

Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

Minimally intrusive  Google Analytics Web metrics

6 months

 

Google retargeting

Google uses Remarketing cookies – both first party (such as Google Analytics) and third party (such as DoubleClick). The purpose is to serve more relevant adverts to users who have previously visited our website, as they browse other websites. To opt-out from Google's remarketing program, please edit your Google Ad Settings.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains everything you might want to know.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

 

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