Cookies and similar technologies
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or electronic device when you access our website. Similar technologies include web beacons, action tags, local shared objects (‘flash cookies’) and single-pixel gifs. Such technologies can be used to track users’ actions and activities and to store information about them.
Cookies in use on this website
We use Google Analytics as a third party supplier who sets the following cookies on our website:
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
_ga is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2-years.
_gid is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.
_gat is used to throttle requests and has an expiration of 10-minutes.
For more information on Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data please see: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
In addition, when you first visit the site you may be presented with an introductory message linking to information concerning cookies in use on this site. In order to identify whether you have seen the cookies message we store an additional cookie named:
catAccCookies has an expiration of 90 days.
For further information on cookies in general, visit www.aboutcookies.org or the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/