A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the net. Cookies have many uses but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer.
We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.
We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience.
To find out more about cookies and how they work you can visit aboutcookies.org.
Cookies we use
Cookie preference setting
|cookie-agreed||"2"||If set to "2", 6 months|
Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. The statistical information about website activity is used to understand our customers needs and to improve the website.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (such as your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
You can download a Google opt-out browser add-on if you do not want Google to collect your information.
Cookies used by Google Analytics
|_ga||Used to tell us if a user has visited before||2 years|
|_gid||Used to tell us if a user has visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to monitor the page view request rate||10 minutes|
|_utma||Used to count users who are new to the website or page||2 years|
|_utmb||Used to calculate the average length of time spent on the website||30 minutes|
|_utmc||Works with _utmb to calculate when the browser is closed||When you close your browser|
|_utmz||Used to determine how the user reached the site (such as another website or search engine)||6 months|
For further information please go to Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites
Cookies used by Google Maps
|PREF||These cookies are used on pages that contain embedded Google maps||1 year|
How to delete or reject cookies
We recommend that you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service.
If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites that you do not want to accept cookies from.
You can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored through the same settings.
- In Internet Explorer you can do this via the 'General' tab by clicking the 'Delete' button under the section labelled 'Browsing history'.
- In Firefox choose the same 'Privacy' tab and click the 'Show Cookies' button. You can also choose to accept third-party cookies here and force Firefox to delete cookies every time you close your browser window.
You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies on the About Cookies website