Cookies and our website

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device (phone, laptop or tablet) when you visit a website. Data is then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests and they can measure how many people visit the website, when and how. They cannot identify you personally.

You can find more information about cookies and learn how to manage them yourself at:

How do we use them?

We use Google Analytics to help us measure how many people visit the site and what they are interested in. The information gathered helps us tailor the site better to your requirements but doesn’t allow us to identify you in any way. The cookies involved in this are:

Cookie   ->   Name Expires
_gat_ACSF    ->   When you close your browser
_ga    ->   When you close your browser
_gat   ->   When you close your browser
has_js   ->   When you close your browser

For further information on cookies used by Google Analytics refer to the Google Code website.

We are continually working to improve our website and your experiences using it. To that extent we sometimes need to update this policy so please make sure you regularly check this page for any amends. This policy was last updated in April 2016.