What are cookies?
What cookies do we use?
First party cookies: First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third party cookies: Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to that of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company e.g. Google, who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from other sites for example YouTube, Flickr or Facebook, which set their own cookies.
We do not share, rent or sell any data collected from cookies with any third-party. They are solely used to improve your experience of using our site and to allow us to evaluate and improve our site.
The following is a list of all cookies on our site and their purpose:
Purpose: Stores the visitor's cookie consent
Expiry: 1 year
Expiry: 2 years
Expiry: 30 mins
Purpose: Google Analytics - not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Expiry: End of session
Purpose: Google Analytics - used to throttle request rate.
Expiry: 10 mins
Expiry: 6 months
How long will cookies stay on my device?
Session cookies: Session Cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, this type of cookie is used to store your preferences or details e.g. your email address that you may have entered it in a form, so that they are remembered for your next visit.
How to control and delete cookies
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. The method for rejecting cookies and removing existing cookies varies depending on which browser you use: