Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file. We have included a full list of the cookies used on this website below (cookies used by this site), along with a definition of what the cookie is used for.

 

Consent to use of cookies

 

Cookies collect information about how visitors use the site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information which identifies a visitor and We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. By using the website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

 

How to control and delete cookies

 

If you choose to do so we use cookies to remember your region choices for your convenience. If you have accepted the region cookie and wish now to delete it please click here.

We treat all the data held with the utmost care and security. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers as well as more general information about cookies.

 

Cookies used by this website

 

This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for:

 

Google Analytics

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use our website.  The anonymous information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this anonymous information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity (including the number of visitors to the website, where they have come to the website from, the pages they visit and the length of time they have spent on the website) for ourselves and other website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  We use these reports to improve the way our website works.  Google may also transfer the information collected by the Google Analytics cookie to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Table of cookies used on this site for Analytics.

 

Name Duration Explanation
_ga 2 Years This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate our use of our website and compile reports on user activity.
_gat 10 Minutes Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
_gid 24 Hours This cookie is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.

Visitor preference and website features

Table of cookies used on this site for Visitor preference and website features.

Name Duration Explanation
region Session This cookie tracks a user’s region preference in order to customise the website to give the best users experience.
_atrfs
_atuvc
_atuvs
Session These cookies are set by the AddThis application of the website and allow the user to share website content across social channels.
cookie_notice_accepted 12 Months This cookie tracks a user’s acceptance of cookie usage on the website.
wfvt_
wfwat-authcookie-
wordfence_verifiedHuman
24 hours These cookies are set by the WordFence website security system and are used to protect the website from malicious use.