When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. These are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
Cookies are used to improve services for you by:
If you click on a cookie you’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the website server that gave you the cookie.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting people’s needs and to understand how we could meet those needs better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal details such as your name or address. We cannot identify who you are.
We do not allow Google to use or share any information we collect with other third parties.
|Name of cookie||Typical content||Expires|
|__utma||randomly generated number||2 years|
|__utmb||randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|__utmc||randomly generated number||when you close your browser|
|__utmx||randomly generated number||18 months|
|__utmxx||randomly generated number||18 months|
|__utmz||randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||6 months|
If you don’t want Google Analytics to use information about you for the purposes of measuring website usage you can opt out:
For information on how to restrict or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Alternatively, you will also find details on how to restrict or delete cookies on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more general information about cookies, on the About Cookies website.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the way our website works for you.