Cookies statement

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Cookies statement


Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to you’re the hard drive of your computer through your web browser, subject to you granting relevant permission, that enables the website or service providers systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember you and your preferences i.e. through a “session cookie” for a single visit or a “persistent cookie” for multiple repeat visits.


This website uses Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics about visitors to the website and by continuing to use this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


Google Analytics cookies used on this website:


Cookie Name

Expiration Time



12 months from last visit

Used to distinguish visitors to site.


10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.


10 minutes


Used to throttle request rate.

_ _utma

12 months from last visit

Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited.

Records a unique ID, the date and time of first

visit, time of current visit and total number of

visits made.

_ _utmb

30 minutes from last visit

Used to determine new sessions or visits.

Stores the number of page views in current

visit and start time of visit.

_ _ utmc

Session cookie

Used to note that the visit has ended when

browser is closed.

_ _utmz

6 months

Records the site you may have linked to our

page from. Only records data if you clicked

on a link to our site from a different website.


Management of cookies
If it is preference, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.


Changes to our cookies statement
This is a live website document which is regularly reviewed and this policy was last updated in May 2018.