Cookies

We use Google analytics cookies to research certain usage and activities on our website. No personal data about you is shared. However, in the course of conducting this research Google analytics may place a unique "cookie" on your browser.

A cookie is a small file which is sent to your browser and stored on your computers hard disc and helps us understand and track your use of the site and where it can improve the information and services provided.

We use session cookies, visitor cookies and traffic and navigation cookies solely to gather information on IP addresses, to analyse trends, administer the site, track users movements on the site, the IP address from which you access the site, the type of browser and operating system used to access the site, the date and time of your access to the site, the pages you visit and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We also use cookies to recognize repeat visitors for statistical / analytical purposes. IP addresses are not linked to other personal data and will not be used to deliver targeted marketing messages. We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users demographics.

The table below lists the cookies we use, describes them and the reason we use them:

USE COOKIE NAME DESCRIPTION
Google Analytics: Determining Visitor Session __utmb
__utmc
The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session
Google Analytics: Identifying Unique Visitors
__utma Each unique browser that visits a page on your site is provided with a unique ID via the ‘utma’ cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
Google Analytics: Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation __utmz When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within the site.
Visitor Session cookie sessionid Used by our website to store session data until needed without having to pass data from page to page as variables.
Language cookie django_language Used by our website to store language information.
Cookie information cookie cc_cookie_accept / cc_cookie_decline Used by our website to store whether you have accepted cookies.
Cross site request forgery cookie csrftoken Used by our website to prevent other sites or web pages from submitting forms on this site.
To enable or disable cookies, you will have to follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility of your browser’s menu). You may also wish to refer to the website www.allaboutcookies.org.

To disable Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please note that you may not be able to use or access certain parts of the site or online services if you block the use of cookies.

Following the revision of the EU E-privacy Directive and the new legal requirements on cookies, we are closely following the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance and ensure we are in line with it.