Cookie Policy

This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
Cookies on this website aren’t used to identify you personally.
You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer. Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on this website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
  • whether you scroll on the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made10 minutes

Google Analytics

NamePurposeExpires
_utmaLike _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page2 years
_utmbThis works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site30 minutes
_utmcThis works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browserwhen you close your browser
_utmzThis tells us how you reached the site (e.g. from another website or a search engine)6 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit the website. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

NamePurposeExpires
catAccCookiesSaves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message30 days