What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the website. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the websites below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our website features may not function as a result.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight||Drupal||This cookie is essential for our site as it helps handle the consistent navigation of tabbed pages and forms across a range of different browsers. It is set when you use pages where information appears in tabbed format.|
|_ga||Google Analytics||This performance cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||https://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/_ga|
|_gat||Google Analytics||This is a performance cookie. It is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.||https://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/_gat|
|_gid||Google Analytics||This appears to be a new performance cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||https://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/_gid|
We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.
How to turn off Cookies
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 years.
How to contact us
Changes to this policy
This policy was last updated in October 2018.
We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will inform you via a notice on our website.