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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use cookies when only strictly necessary, for example to remember when you return to the site after you login. By using our website, you are agreeing to allow this.

If you would prefer not to enable cookies, you will still be able to navigate the site, but certain features might not function correctly. The majority of web browsers have cookies enabled by default, but if you want to double check this, see the section on Managing cookies.

Cookies are nothing to be afraid of - We don’t store personal or sensitive information in the cookies we create.

We present this information to you as part of our effort to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're up-front and honest about your privacy when using our website.

Cookie Policy

To ensure you can fully use all the features of our site, your computer or mobile device will need to accept cookies. Using cookies is the only way we can provide you with certain features of our site.
Our cookies never store personal or sensitive information; they simply hold a unique random reference to you so that once you visit the site we can recognise who you are and provide certain content to you.

However, if you would prefer to block, limit or delete cookies, you can use your web-browser to do this.

Each web-browser has different ways of doing this, so please look at the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Third Party Cookies

Some of the cookies stored on your computer that relate to our website will not be directly related to us.

Google Analytics – This is used by nearly every website in the world and helps us view and analyse visitor information; such as browser versions, visitor numbers, and response to marketing activity. This information enables us to improve the website and your visiting experience.

The information stored by these cookies is secure and can only be seen only by us and Google and never stores any confidential information.

Share Tools - If you decide to 'share' any of our content with friends or associates through any of the social networks - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We cannot control the creation of these cookies, so we suggest you visit the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

 

Cookies on our site

Cookie NameCookie Purpose
Strictly Necessary Cookies

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Standard user session identifier

Functionality Cookies

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atuvc cookie - this cookie gives intergration with social media accounts, using AddThis (www.addthis.com), for those users that choose to share content on their social media networks

Performance Cookies

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Google Analytics - This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

_utmb

Google Analytics - This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.

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Google Analytics - This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.

Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.

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Google Analytics - This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.

Managing Cookies

The majority of web browsers have cookies enabled by default. If you don’t have cookies enabled on your computer, it will affect your experience when visiting our site.

If you want to check cookies are enabled please follow the instructions below for your platform and browser.

To disable cookies

Google Chrome

Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
In the "Cookies" section, you can change the following cookies settings:

Delete cookies
Block cookies by default
Allow cookies by default
Make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains

Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

Click the Tools button , point to Safety, and then click Delete browsing history.
Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete.

Firefox

At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options
Select the Privacy panel.
Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
Remove the check mark from Accept cookies from sites.
Click OK to close the Options window

Safari

Open Safari web browser and click on menu bar.
Click on Preferences and security icons.
Deselect option “Accept cookies: select Radio button "only from sites you navigate to" on requirement
Click ok to apply changes.