To ensure that our website is as useful as possible we sometimes need to use a number of third-party cookies to help us gather information about how visitors use our website visitors. We can then use with information to add additional functionality to our website to improve our users’ experience when visiting the site.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file which is stored on your computer when you visit a website. These files are used by our website for a number of reasons but primarily to track where you have been on the website and what you are searching for. In some cases these cookies also help in the interaction between you and our website when using social media platforms such as facebook and twitter.
For more information reading about cookies on Wikipedia.
How are we using cookies?
We use other types of cookies sparingly and only when needed. You can see a full list of the cookies used on our website below, whilst we endeavour to keep this list updated, we use a few third party services and the list may become outdated if they change their cookies without notifying us.
First Party Cookies
|PHPSESSID||Used by the site to identify a specific user session. Expires at the end of the session.|
Third Party Cookies
|__utma__utmb __utmc __utmz||These are Google Analytics cookies and are used to track your visit to our website. They help determine the length of your visit and frequency, and how you got to our website (search engine, direct URL etc).|
|pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer, js||Twitter cookies which allow sharing of a page on Twitter.|
|datr, lu, s, locale, c_user, xs||Facebook cookies which allow sharing of a page on Facebook|
|NID, PREF||Google+ cookies which allow sharing of a page on Google+|
You can manage cookie settings through your browser’s privacy preferences. Alternatively, you can install a browser add-on that specifically helps you manage Google Analytics cookies: the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.