What are cookies
A persistent cookie is stored on a user’s device between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of a user across the Site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering preferences and choices when using our Site. We use persistent cookies to save your login information for future logins to our Site.
A session cookie allows our Site to link your actions during a browser session. Session cookies are used for a variety of purposes. We use session cookies to enable certain features of our Site, to better understand how you interact with our Site and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on our Site. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Site and then close your browser.
Which cookies we use and why
Strictly necessary cookies:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site.
Duration: 6 months
Analytics and tracking cookies:
Google sets the following third party cookies:
Google Analytics installs the ga_cookie to calculate visitor session and campaign data and also keeps track of Site usage for the Site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
Duration: 2 years
Google Analytics installs the gid_cookie to store information on how visitors use the Site, while also creating an analytics report of the Site’s performance. Some of the data that is collected includes the number of visitors, their source and the pages they visited anonymously.
Duration: 1 day
Google Universal Analytics installs the gat-cookie to restrain request rates and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Duration: 1 minute
Your choices regarding cookies
You can set up your browser options, to stop your computer accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use the whole of our Site or all functionality of our services.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.