Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and also allows us to improve our site. Where applicable this website may use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer / device that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer / device they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

You can delete/control cookies via your browser settings by following these instructions, however if you choose to block cookies then your browsing experience may be affected.

Read more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them by looking at the table below.

 

Cookie Name Purpose
Allow Cookies civicAllowCookies This will remember that you are happy to allow cookies on our website. This cookie is set to expire after 3 months.
Google Analytics -utma This allows Google Analytics to determine unique visitors to our site. The cookie expires 2 years from initial creation or from update of cookie
Google Analytics -utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session on our site. The cookie will expire 30 minutes from initial creation of from update of the cookie
Google Analytics -utmc This is used in conjunction with the -utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. This cookie will expire once you have closed your session with our website (once you have closed your browser)
Google Analytics -utmz This cookie is used by google to store where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). This cookie will expire 6 months from its initial creation or from update of cookie.

Google Analytics

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer / device in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer / device by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.