Cookies


We want to make this website as easy to use and helpful as possible. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer. These are called 'cookies'.

These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and are only used to improve the service offered to users of this website.

You can manage or disable these small files yourself, but some features of the website may not function as a result. To learn more about cookies visit AllAboutCookies.org.

The cookies we use

The open source platform and content management system on which this website is built uses the following cookies:

Name: SESS(followed by randomly generated characters)
Typical content: Randomly generated string session ID
Purpose: Session cookie
Expires: 23 days

Name: pagestyle
Typical content: Colour setting (default = standard)
Purpose: Detects and remembers the user's preferred Accessibility colour setting
Expires: 1 year

Name: textsize
Typical content: Textsize setting (default = 80)
Purpose: Detects and remembers the user's preferred Accessibility textsize setting
Expires: 1 year

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to gather this data, which cannot identify your personally, but does allow us to understand our users as a group, for example by recording what browsers are being used.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number and information about how the page was reached (eg directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

Third Party cookies

Some third-party services used on this website also use cookies. These are not controlled by us, but are controlled by the service provider:

GoogleMaps
Facebook
MailChimp
Twitter