Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
About our cookies
When you use our website, a number of cookies are stored in your web browser. The new Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (PECR), which came into force on the 26 May 2011.
We are also making information available about the nature of the cookies which we use on our website.
The PECR legislation identifies one type of cookie, which is described as "strictly necessary" for the operation of the website, for which your consent as a user is not required. By implication, all other cookies are not "strictly necessary," and your explicit consent for these will be required. The cookies used by our website are explained below.
1. Cookies which we consider to be "strictly necessary"
This site uses several cookies to remember your choices as you navigate the site :
2. Other cookies
Use of our website will, at the moment, result in a number of other cookies being set.
2.1 Google Analytics
These are used by Google analytics software, and all our webpages use them. We use these to track how people use our website, and this helps us to make sure our content is relevant and up-to-date. Cookies with names beginning "__utm" are set by Google analytics and the data they hold is sent to Google.