What are cookies and why are they used
Cookies are small text files that are stored on a visitor’s computer and enable information to be remembered by a website during a visitor’s current visit and in some cases are stored to be used on future visits to a particular website.
Depending on the web browsing program used cookies can be deleted or disabled but this may prevent you from using the website in the way you expected. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
More information about how Google uses Analytics data is available at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, we would suggest the following reference sites:
- Information Commissioner’s Office – https://ico.org.uk/
- org – http://www.aboutcookies.org/
- Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
We use the following cookies on our website:
|PHPSESSID||This is a functional cookie used by the website server to help deliver the website pages to your browser.|
We also use the following 3rd party cookies:
|_utma_utmb, _utmz||These are used by Google Analytics to record anonymous visitor data.|
|_ga, _gid, _gali||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users.
Important: Google Analytics does not store any personal information about website users. Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details.
|NID||These are used by Google reCPATCHA to record anonymous visitor preferences data.|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to “throttle request rate” – Find out more from Google|
|Potential additional cookies commencing: DSID, IDE, AP_JAR, CONSNET, SAPISID, APISID, SIDCC, SSID, HSID, SID, OTZ||Additional cookies may be set by Google depending on their current services. These may both change over time and show as attributable to other domains such as doubleclick.net. Based on information available at the time this document was produced (August 2018) these appear to be concerned with assessing usage rather than storing personal data.
Details can be found at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en. To manage/opt out of Google Cookies see https://policies.google.com/technologies/managing?hl=en and https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout