What are cookies?
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where our services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. Cookies cannot harm your computer. They are used to improve our services by, for example, enabling us to recognise your device so you aren’t given the same information several times, and by measuring how many people are accessing certain pages so they can be made easier to use and so there’s enough capacity to ensure the pages are delivered quickly.
Below is a full list of cookies that we use, with details over what they are used for:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose||Provider||Duration|
|Utmc||used to track site performance||Google Analytics||End of browser session|
|Utmt||used to track site load so Google can manage how much data they collect||Google Analytics||10 minutes|
|Utma||used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics||Google Analytics||2 years|
|Utmz||used to track the source of traffic to the site||Google Analytics||6 months|
|exp_tracker||contains the last 5 pages viewed and is used for form or error message returns||Expression Engine||remains in the internet browser’s folder of your computer until you close the browser|
|exp_last_activity||records the time of the last page load||Expression Engine||1 year|
|exp_last_visit||contains the date of the user’s last visit||Expression Engine||1 year|
How to block or restrict cookies
You may wish to restrict or block the cookies set by our website, or indeed any other website. The ‘Help’ function within your browser will tell you how, but you can also visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains information on how to do this as well as how to delete cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website. Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in specific browsers:
You can also opt out of receiving cookies on the website for Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Last updated: March 2023