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If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website. The majority of cookies used on our site are those we consider to be 'necessary' or 'essential'. For more information about the cookies used on this site, and how to manage them, please view our Cookie Policy:

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Cookies Policy

 

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive from a website, which identifies the device from which you have accessed the site. Websites may send cookies to your browser as long as your preferences allow it, but a website can only access cookies that it has already sent you.

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users in order to improve your experience when using the site. Cookies record your preferences and allow us to tailor the website to your needs by helping us to determine which areas of the site are useful and which areas may need improvement. We also make use of cookies to carry out analysis on site traffic (e.g. by looking at audience usage, engagement and returning users).

 

Cookies on this site 

This site uses both 1st party cookies (set by us) and 3rd party cookies, which are set by a server located outside the domain of this website. Some of our web pages may contain content from other sites like YouTube and Twitter, which may set their own cookies. As well as this, if you share a link to one of our pages, the service to which you choose to share via addthis.com (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. Please note that we have no control over third-party cookies. You may disable them, but you will need to check the relative third party site to find out how to do this. The various types of cookies that may be used on this site can be found below:

 

Necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the site and are used to store sessions and preferences. Without these essential cookies, the site would not perform as smoothly as we would like, and certain services or features may become unavailable. Please find a list of the necessary cookies which may be used on our site below:

 

ASP.NET_SessionId Used to store User sessions and help us ensure they have features on the website and content personalised to their needs.
cookieconsent Used to remember if the user has agreed to cookies and controls if the cookie-consent banner is displayed again
_ga,gat Google third party cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site and app. This grouped data helps us improve the site and app. It may provide benchmarked data and broader market information as well. The cookie also sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page you're visiting and your IP address, which will be assigned a code, to make it anonymous but distinguished by the code. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. Google may use the information to maintain and protect the Analytics service. More info is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=en-GB&gl=uk
_gid This cookie stores the amount of visits (for each visitor). The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utma This cookie stores the amount of visits (for each visitor) and the time of the visit. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmt This improves the user experience by making the session more efficient.
_utmb _utmb and _utmc work together to check approximately how fast people leave: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
_utmc _utmb and _utmc work together to check approximately how fast people leave: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
_utmz Explains how the visitor came to the site. Records whether the visitor came from a search engine, if so the search term used, a link, or from no previous page, for instance by using a bookmark. It also records if the visit is in response to any campaign, which explains how the user reached our site. It is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmv It stores visitor-level data, according to the custom variables set. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

Third-party cookies

Some of our web pages contain content from other sites like YouTube and Twitter, which may set their own cookies. As well as this, if you share a link to one of our pages, the service you choose to share to via addthis.com (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. Please note that we have no control over third-party cookies. You may disable them, but you will need to check the relevant third party site to find out how to do this.

 

Managing cookies 

There are several ways to manage cookies. You can choose whether your device accepts all cookies or notifies you when a website attempts to place a cookie on your browser. You can also choose to refuse cookies altogether, however, please note that if you choose not to accept any cookies some features of the site may not operate as intended.

You can delete cookies stored in your browser by "clearing cookies" - please refer to the help pages in your browser for instructions on how to do this. Please also note that this will only delete cookies already stored, and will not prevent new ones from being accepted unless you change your cookie settings. 

Please refer to the help pages of your browser for further information on how to change your cookie preferences. For more information about cookies, how they are used, and how to disable them, please visit All About Cookies.

 


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