Privacy Policy and use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. This website uses Google Analytics cookies to help learn about visitors to our website and as a result provide you with the best experience we can. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For further information on how Google Analytics handles user data please see the overview of Google Analytics privacy. The table below shows details of the cookies that Google analytics uses:

Cookie IDPurposeContains or Links to personal dataDataTypeLifespan
__utma Tracking for statistics No Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 30
__utmb Tracking for statistics No Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 30 mins
__utmc Tracking for statistics No Visitor ID (Anonymous) Session End of Session
__utmz Tracking for statistics No Visitor ID (Anonymous) Persistent 6 months

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Please note we do not use cookies to collect any personally identifiable or sensitive information, or to pass data to advertising networks or to third parties.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.