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.
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 such as your account.
- 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 and remember your preferences.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie||Name||Purpose||Expires after||More information|
|Cookie Agreed||cookie-agreed||Stores whether the user has accepted cookies or not||100 days|
|Register Popup||register-popup||Stores whether the user has been asked to register on the website||30 days|
|Google Analytics||_ga / _gid||Enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern and how visitors reached the website.||24 months||http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html|
|Google DoubleClick for Publishers||__gads||This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue.||12 months||http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html|
|Google Analytics||__gat||Tracking user behaviour||Session||http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html|
|Drupal Session Cookie||SESS*random characters||Is used to identify whether you browsing the website as a registered user or not||23 days|
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