Cookie policy

What is a cookie

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

BrowserWhere to find information about controlling cookies
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Useful information

A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AllAboutCookies

  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
  • New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track  allow you to tell websites not to track you.
  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.


By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Full cookie details

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.


Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

Performance cookies
Cookie NameCookie ProviderExpires AfterDescription of Cookie
__utmaGoogle2 yearsThis keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
__utmbGoogle30 minutesHelps calculate how long a visit takes by collecting a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.
__utmcGoogleSessionLegacy Google Analytics cookie. Now deprecated. This cookie helps calculate how long a visit takes by collecting a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site. It stays for 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn't, it expires.
__utmzGoogle6 monthsThis keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from.
Functionality cookies
Cookie NameCookie ProviderExpires AfterDescription of Cookie
has_jsDrupal Whether the user's browser supports Javascript
SESS...Drupal User tracking within site