Cookie Settings

When you visit our website, like most others, it may store or retrieve information on your browser in the form of 'cookies'. This information, which might be about you, your preferences, or your internet device (computer, tablet or mobile), is used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information is not usually personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can now choose not to allow some types of cookies to be set. You can find out more about how we use cookies on this site, and prevent the setting of non-essential cookies, by clicking on the different category headings.

However, if you do this then it may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Site Settings

These cookies are required for this website to work correctly and cannot be disabled.

en ASP.NET_SessionId: General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

cookieConsent: Used to store whether or not you have read and accepted our cookie policy.

disabledCookies: Used to store details about the cookies that you have opted out of in order for us to ensure that they are not set during your website session.

Categories: Site Settings

Add This

__atuvc: This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

__atuvs: This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.

Categories: Functionality

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Google Analytics

_ga: This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other - _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

_gat: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

Categories: Performance

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