A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
Some of the cookies used by the website are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. The types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them are set out in the table below.
|Content Management System Cookies||The cookies listed below are essential for the correct functioning of our Content Management System - the software we use to update this website - and are automatically set upon arrival.|
|exp_last_visit||Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.|
|exp_last_activity||Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry.|
|exp_tracker||Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.|
|Google Analytics Cookies||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.|
|_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz||The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. As third party cookies, we do not have control over these, however however third party cookies cannot be used to identify you personally; they can only be used for statistical analysis. You can find out more at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html|