What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers put on your computer as part of your use of a website. More details about cookies are available from a number of online sources including All About Cookies.
Cookies are integral to modern websites. They allow us to distinguish visitors from each other and (anonymously) record the traffic to the website. This helps ensure a good user experience, and the data is valuable in assessing and improving the website.
Which cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies on this site:
PHPSESSID cookie (strictly necessary)
A session cookie integral to the PHP that runs the content management system. It only lasts for the duration of users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.
By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device.
Third Party cookies
Other websites and web services used by this site may also set cookies. We don’t have control over these but provide a list below.
Google Analytics cookies (performance)
These “analytics” cookies allow the differentiation of one user from another and counting numbers of visitors, visitors’ movements round the site etc.
We collect these anonymously. Assessing this data allows the site to be improved and more relevant content developed in the future.
Google provides details of all the cookies used by Google Analytics. We specifically employ:
Cookies such as NID are used to measure usage of any Google Maps.
Social media cookies
Cookies are also used by the Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) Likes used on certain pages.
Declining and removing cookies
You can change your browser settings to decline or remove cookies if you prefer. However, this may mean you do not benefit from all of the site’s functionality.
About Cookies gives browser-specific instructions on how to manage cookies.
If you would like to prevent all Google Analytics cookies being set, install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On for your browser.