What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. It is entirely ‘passive’ and does not contain software programmes, a virus or spyware. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. A cookie typically contains the name of the website it belongs to and the lifespan of the cookie.
What cookies do we use?
Analytical Performance Cookies
Our website uses Google Analytics so that we can measure what pages on our website are being used and by how many people. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We never store any personal data such as your name or address so the information we collect can never be used to identify you. Google does not share your analytics information with anyone else.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
_utma 2 years
eu_opt_in 5 years
_utmb 30 minutes
_utmc When you close your browser
_utmz 6 months
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites on it’s behalf. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the third party website for more information.
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All recent versions of popular browsers give users some control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or accept/reject cookies for certain websites.
The website aboutcookies.org offers comprehensive information on how you can control cookies in all of the popular browsers